OBITUARY. Major-Gen. Joseph E. Hamblin. Major-Gen. JOSEPH E. HAMBLIN, a brief announcement of whose death appreared in these columns yesterday, was one of the most gallant soldiers that fought for the Union in the late war, and a gentleman whose character was with- out a blemish. He was born, we believe, in Mas- sachusetts, in 1828. In April, 1861, he was ap- pointed Adjutant of the famous Fifth New-York Volunteers, better known as the Duryea Zouaves, and served with that regimentduring part of the first year of the war, during which he was com- missionedMajor of the Sixty-fifth New-York Volunteers, (First United States Chasseurs,) of which, at that time, Gen. JOHN COCHRANE was in command, and Gen. ALEXANDER SHALER was Lieutenant-Colonel. With this regiment he served with distinction, as Major, Lieutenant- Colonel, and Colonel, until, toward the close of the war, he attained the rank of Brigadier-Gen- eral, and subsequently was brevetted Major- General for distinguished gallantry. Gen. HAMBLIN'S command was attached to the Sixth Corps, and in all the fierce battles in which that body was engaged, when attached to the Army of the Potomac, and while in the Shenandoah Valley with SHERIDAN, he was present. He was severely wounded at Win- chester. He was in the final struggles around Richmond, and only sheathed his sword when his country had no further need of his services. Since the war he has resided in the City, and at the time of his death, which occurred in the forty-third year of his age, held the responsible position of Superintendent of Agencies for the Commonwealth Fire Insurance Company. Gen. HAMBLIN'S generous and genial qualities en- deared hi to a host of friends. Before the war he was for some time a member of the Seventh Regiment.