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LOSS OF COL. MIX. --Colonel Simon H. Mix, of the Third New York, says a Herald correspondent, fell at the head of his brigade, immediately in front of the enemy. He was struck in the head by either a small piece of shell or canister. He is supposed to have been severely but not mortally wounded. When he fell the fire was exceedingly hot, and, feeling satis- fied that nothing could be accomplished here by cavalry, Kautz had just ordered a retreat to prevent further sacrifice of life. The men attempted to carry Colonel Mix off the field, but he insisted that they should take care of themselves and leave him. As soon as the troops had fallen back to the line of the woods, and were no longer ex- posed to the enemy's fire, an attempt was made by Dr. Palmer, Surgeon of the Third New York, and Dr. Bennett, Surgeon of the First New York mounted rifles, to recover the body of Colonel Mix. But they were compelled eventually to give up the enter- prise as entirely too hazardous. ---The Albany Journal says truly: Col. Mix was a gentleman of fine social quali- ties. The fascination of his manner was irresistible. It was impossible to come in contact with him without loving him. There are thousands of men all over the State upon whom the news of his death will fall as a personal bereavement. It was his prayer that if he fell, it might be at the head of his noble regiment, charging upon the foe. His prayer has been ans- wered. He died gloriously in defence of that flag he loved so well. And Fame, in awarding her prizes to the Heroes of the war, will bestow no stinted favor upon Col. Mix.