Death of Gen. John Hammond, of Crown Point. General John Hammond, of Crown Point, well-known in the business circles of North- ern New York, and the military annals of the State, died at his home on Tuesday afternoon of this week, of catarrahal con- sumption, from which for several years past he had been gradually failing. The funeral was held yesterday and was largely attended. Among those present from Plattsburgh were Messrs. Weed, Mof- fitt, Inman, Martin, French, Howell and Dunham. General Hammond was 62 years of age, born in 1827 in Crown Point, where his father, Charles F. hammond, had settled several years previous and laid the founda- tionfor the extensive manufacturing in- dustries, with which the family have until a very recent period been prominently identified. General Hammond was enterprising, public spirited and patriotic. He came from a family having an honorable military record, and true to his instincts when the war of the Rebellion broke out John Ham- mond was foremost in organizing for the conflict. In answer to the first call for volunteer cavalry, he raised Company H, of the New York Fifth, from among the stalwart and intelligent young men of Crown Point, and led them to the front. In the vigor of physical and intellectual manhood, he was a model officer, and rose from Captain in September 14, 1861, to Major in September, 1863; Lieutenant- Colonel March, 1864; Colonel July, 1864, and Brevet-Brigadier-General May 22, 1886. He was gallant and brave in battle and did mush to render effcient the cavalry service of our army. The Republicans of Essex county select- ed General Hammond as their choice for Representative in the 46th and 47th Con- gress, and the choice was enthusiastically confirmed by the other counties of their Congressional district. General Hammond was largely instru- mental in forming the Crown Point Iron company, of which he was president until a recent date. He was also largely instru- mental in promoting the railroad projects of so much importance to the town. Among the positions of honor held by him was that of State Prison Inspector from 1867 to 1870. The two sons of General Hammond, Charles F., of Chicago, and Thomas, of Philadelphia, and his daughter, Mrs. Wil- liam T. Snyder, and family, of Washing- ton, D.C., all arrived before his death.