DEATH OF GENERAL GERHARDT. A Patriot, a Soldier, and a Stalwart Re- publican Gone. It is with deep regret announcement is made of the death of General Joseph Gerhardt, who died yesterday afternoon, at four o'clock, at his late residence, 1626 Fourteenth street north- west. He was born and educated at the university at Bonn, on the Rhine, and took a prominent part with Kinkle, Carl Shurz, and H. Rasher in the German revolution in 1848-'49, commanding a bat- talion in the Badish insurrection. He fled to Switzerland, and coming to this country in 1850, he made Washington his home. At the out- break of the rebellion he was the first citizen of this District who organized a volunteer company to defend the Stars and Stripes, and was afterward commissioned as col- onel of the Forty-sixth New York Volunteers, and breveted by President Lincoln, who was his warm personal friend, to be brigadier-general for meritorious services during the war. Since the war his health has been in a shattered condition, which finally caused his death. He was a good Stalwart Republican, and was twice elected as a delegate from this District to the Repub- lican convention which nominated President Abraham Lincoln. His death is mourned by his friends as well as by the whole community. He leaves a wife and seven children in moderate cir- cumstances. He was a well-known restaurant- keeper, his last place of business being on Sixth street, adjoining the Washington Gymnasium. The Grand Army of the Republic have already taken charge of the body, and an invitation will be ex- tended to the Washington Light Infantry to par- ticipate in the funeral.