MAJOR ALANSON M. RANDOL. Major Alanson M. Randol, who died May 7 at New-Almaden, Cal., in the forty-ninth year of his age, had a brilliant record as a Union offi- cer in the civil war. He entered West Point in 1855, and was graduated five years later, being given the rank of Brevet Second Lieutenant of Artillery. In 1861 he was made First Lieutenant of the First Artillery, and a few months later was engaged in active service in Gen. Fremont's operations in Missouri. In 1862 he was in the peninsular campaign, and commanded a battery of reserve artillery. He was in the battle of Glendale and Malvern Hill and the skirmish of Harrison's Landing, and for a month in this year was with the army beseiging Yorktown. He was made Brevet Cap- tain June 30, 1862, for gallant and meritorious service in the action at New-Market, Va. In the Northern Virginia campaign, in the latter half of 1862, he took part in the battle of Manassas, and later in the battle of Antietam. During the Rappahannock campaign he served as chief of artillery in Gen. Humphrey's division, taking part in the battles of Fred- ericksburg and Chancellorsville. In 1863 he was in command of a battery of horse artillery, attached to Gregg's cavalry division, and in June of that year was pursuing Stuart's cavalry through Maryland and Penn- sylvania. At the battle of Gettysburg, a month later, he took an active part and for gallant and meritorious service was made Brevet Major. The rank of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel was con- ferred in 1865 for gallant and meritorious serv- ices at the battle of Five Forks, and that of Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers in the same year for gallant and meritorious services during the rebellion. He was mustered out of the volunteer service July 21, 1865. He re- ceived the rank of Major in 1882, when with the Third Artillery, and in the same year was trans- ferred to the First Artillery.