OBITUARY. GEN. JAMES M'QUADE. Gen. James McQuade, who was taken from St. Vincent's Hospital, in this city, to Utica on Tuesday, died at the residence of his brother in that city at 1:20 yesterday morning. Gen. McQuade was a native of Utica, where he was born April 27, 1829, the eldest of a family of nine children. After receiving a common school education in Utica he entered the Catholic col- lege in Montreal, where he became a fine Latin and French scholar. On returning to Utica he studied law in the offices of Joshua A. Spencer and Francis Kernan. He abandoned the study of law, however, and went into the banking business, to abandon that after a short trial for politics. He was made Assistant Clerk of the Assembly in 1851, serving in that capacity for five years. In 1854 he went into the coffee and spice business in Utica, selling out to his brother several years later. He was elected a member of the Assembly as a Republican in 1859, being defeated in the following year by Francis Kernan. Gen. McQuade was Captain of the Utica Citizens Corps at the outbreak of the war of the rebellion. The day after the firing on Fort Sumter the corps offered its serv- ices to Gov. Morgan, and enlisted as a company of volunteers under the first call for troops, April 17, 1861. The corps left Utica April 24, 1861, being enlisted for two years. It remained at Albany for some time, where the Fourteenth Regiment was formed, and mustered in May 17. The corps became Company A, and Capt. Mc- Quade was chosen Colonel of the regiment, which consisted of 10 companies. At the battle od Malvern Hill Col. McQuade acted in com- mand of the brigade to which his regiment was attached, the Colonels of the Sixty-second Mas- sachusetts and the Ninth Michigan having been killed during the fight. He continued to act in this capacity to the closeof his term of service --a period of 18 months. For his bravery and gallant services he was recommended by Gen. McClellan for promotion to Brigadier-General, but the appointment was not made. For 10 days previous to the battle of Chancellorsville Gen. McQuade had been ill, but when the battle be- gan he was taken in an ambulance to the field, where he mounted his horse and commanded his troops throughout the fight. The battle over, he fell from his horse exhausted, and was con- fined to his tent two weeks afterward. He re- turned to Utica with his regiment May 21, 1863. He was brevetted both Brigadier-General and Major-General by President Johnson. He was one of the founders of the Loyal Legion, organ- ized George Washington Post, G.A.R., in this city, and was selected Department Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in this State in 1879. Gen. McQuade was twice elected Mayor of Utica, once as a Republican and again as a Demo- crat. He was appointed Postmaster of that city by President Johnson, but served in that office but a few months. He was Inspector- General on the staff of Gen. Hoffman, and served two terms as Quarantine Commissioner at this port, being succeeded by Thomas C. Platt. In the Presidential campaign of 1868 Gen. McQuade was one of the Presidential electors on the Democratic ticket. He did not meet with the Electoral College, however, M.M. Jones serving in his stead and voting for Horatio Seymour. He was a Tilden Elector in 1876, and served as Secretary to the Electoral College. He was appointed one of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum in 1872, a position which he held up to the time of his death. During the war Gen. McQuade contracted malaria, and was never able to get thoroughly rid of it. His late attacks have assumed a typhoid form. Last Spring he made a trip to the West Indies on the yacht Montauk, with her owner, the late Samuel R. Platt, who was, at the time of his death last Summer, Rear- Commodore of the New-York Yacht Club. Gen. McQuade, after his return, wrote an entertain- ing account of the trip, entitled "The Cruise of the Montauk." His wife died two years ago. One son and two daughters survive hime. In the State Senate to-day Senator Coggeshall offered resolutions of regret at the General's death, and Mr. Barnum offered similar resolu- tions in the Assembly. A committee from both branches will probably be appointed to-day to attend his funeral at Utica on Friday.