COL. WILLIAM F. DRUM, 12th infantry, died of apoplexy at 9 o'clock on the evening of July 4th, aged 58, at Fort Yates, which post he had most ably commanded since the beginning of the Sioux outbreak of two years ago. His wife and only son were with him. His remains will be taken to Springfield, Ohio. His health was underminded by his devotion to the arduous duties of the last Sitting Bull campaign. Col. Drum was the only son of Capt. Simon H. Drum, 4th U.S. Artillery, who fell while com- manding his battery at the Belen Gate, City of exico, September 13, 1847. His services during the rebellion were of dis- tinguished gallantry, and he commanded at its close the famous Fifth New York, being the last of its splendid colonels, among whom were Generals Duryea and Warren. Col. Drum was inspector gen- eral of the Departments of the Columbia and of Arizona under Gen. Miles and of the Department of Dakota under Gen. Ruger. He received high brevets for gallantry during the war and has been frequently mentioned in the records of the rebellion for his special services. He was an officer of marked ability and a man of very pure and noble character, tenderly beloved by all who knew him.