Death of Col. Miller. Col. Francis C. Miller died at his resi- dence in Oneida last night at 12 o'clock. Some days since he was taken with what seemed to be a cramping while bathing in Oneida lake, at the head of which he had a summer cottage. He was rescued from drowning with difficulty, and was attacked immediately with brain fever, and was delirious the most of the time until his death. Thus has departed another of the brave men who periled their lives that the Union might live. Col. Miller was the oldest son of the late John D. Miller, for many years a well known citizen of Oswego. He was born in Mohawk, Her- kimer County, and came with his father to reside in this city when six years old. When the rebellion broke out Col. Mil- ler was a young man in this city. He had been an officer in the Oswego Guards, a well known military company of this city, and had acquired a knowledge of military tactics. When the call for vol- unteers came he raised Company C of the Twenty-fourth Regiment of New York Volunteers and took it to the field. He was with his company through the entire career of the regiment, until on its march ot Antietam he received word of his promotion to the position of Major of the 147th, with orders to report at once for duty, to his regiment. He filled the position of Major until the re- signation of Col. Warner when he was promoted to the Lieutenant Colonelcy, and upon the resignation of Col. Butler, he was made Colonel and continued in command of the regiment which he had had for some time in the absence of his predecessor. In the Battle of the Wilder- ness, while at the head of his regiment, Col. Miller was shot directly through the body, the bullet passing out near the spine. The ball struck the case of his watch, as it enter- edhis body and was slightly diverted from its course, and otherwise would have shattered the spinal column. He was thrown from his horse in a state of insensibility, and was captured by the enemy, his regiment supposing he was killed. He was reported killed and his regiment and friends at home so sup- posed for several weeks. When the enemy found that he was still alive and might possibly recover they sent him to Lynch- burgh, Virginia, and when he was well enough to travel they sent him to Charleston, and in company with about two hundred other Union officers he was placed under fire to deter Gen. Gilmore from shelling the city. He was subse- quently exchanged and resumed com- mand of his regiment, and was with it at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. After the close of the war Col. Miller re- turned to this city for a short time but soon after went into the lumber trade in the village of Oneida, where he acquired the respect and confidence of the whole community. He was at one time Presi- dent of the village, and was universally regarded as an enterprising, public spir- ited and popular man. As a soldier and an officer, Col. Miller was brave, interpid and popular with his offi- cers and men. As a citizen he was pat- riotic, honorable, highminded and gen- ial. The people of Oswego, as well as of Oneida will deeply regret his death.