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OBITUARY. Killed, in the battle of the 3d inst., before Rich- mond, Col. JAMES P. McMAHON, of the 164th N.Y. Volunteers, in the 26th year of his age. Thus, even in the early blush of manhood, has another been added to the band of noble and gal- lant spirits who have gone down beneath the bloody tide of this cruel and relentless war. Possessed of the courage of a Spartan, animated and exalted by the faith of a practical Christian, he met, without shrinking, the dangers and responsilbilities of the various positions in which he was placed, and closed his brief but brilliant career by an act of heroism which has few parallels in the annals of this or any other war. On the eventful morning of that day of death and carnage his was the perilous duty of storming the enemy's works. His men re- coiled before the fearful fire which was poured into them, in front and on the flank. With fiery words of exhortation their youthful Colonel endeavored to rally them. Failing in this he seized the colors of his regiment and appealing to his men to follow him, he advanced and planted his standard upon the parapets of the enemy. He had scarcely done so when he became the target of a thousand marks- men within the breastworks, and when his body was recovered it was found riddled with bullets. Thus was his life, dear to him, and dearer if possi- ble to the three orphaned sisters, whom for years he had watched over with a brother's affection and a father's care, sacrificed in the heroic discharge of duty. Col. McMahon, while stationed with his regiment, in the vicinity of Washington, was a frequent visitor to our city. In this way, we came to know him and love him. Possessed of a mind cultivated and refined, with a heart overflowing with all the generous impulses of our nature, and blessed with a disposition genial, tender and affectionate--it is no wonder he became the idol of the circle in which he visited. No wonder either, that the an- nouncement of his death, has caused so many and such bitter tears amongst those who knew and appreciated his manly virtues. In behalf of his friends in Washington this humble tribute is offered to his memory, while at the same time we join with them in the heartfelt prayer of "Peace to his ashes, and eternal rest to his soul." E.