THE LATE GEN. SNIPER. Incidents in the War Career of the Gallant Soldier. General Gustavus Sniper, whose death at Syracuse yesterday morn- ing was noted in the TIMES last even- ing, was a brave soldier during the war of the rebellion. When the first gun was fired on Fort Sumpter, Gen. Sniper took steps to raise a company of volunteers, expecting to join the Twelfth regiment. In this he was disappointed, for although his com- pany was filled in a very short time, so rapidly were enlistments made in those early days of the great strug- gle, that he found it impossible to connect himself with the first regi- ment to leave Onondaga county. Mothing daunted, however, he im- mediately formed a new company with the intention of joining the Twenty-fourth regiment of Oswego county. In this again he was dis- appointed for a similar reason. Dis- banding his company he enlisted in the 101st regiment, determined to at least attach himself in person to a volunteer organization. He then raised about one-half of a company and was made first lieutenant, and afterward captain. After an honorable career in the service, the 101st regiment was mus- tered out in 1863, Captain Sniper having meanwhile been promoted to lieutenant colonel. He returned home with a reputation for military skill, bravery and executive ability that was most flattering to himself and friends. When the organization of the 185th regiment was resolved upon Colonel Sniper took a deep and active inter- est, and was, perhaps, more efficient in the final success of the undertak- ing than any other one present. When the ranks of the regiment were finally filled in 1864, he was com- missioned lieutenant colonel. He was promoted to colonel before the regiment had see much active ser- vice in the field; and when that splem- did organization entered upon the closing campaign of the war in the spring of 1865, participating in sev- eral nrilliant engagements. At the battle of Hatcher's Run, the color bearer, Sergeant B. H. Wilson, was twice wounded. The sergeant of the color company, William H. Tyler, in whose hands the colors were then placed, was killed. Herman Reiss, one of the color guards, then seized the colors, but was immediately shot in the hand. Captain D. N. Lathrop of company D., next grasped the flag, but was severely wounded in the foot. At this juncture Colonel Sniper seized the colors and raising the flag, and swinging it above his head, and shouting to his men to follow him, he led his men on to vic- tory, and the final charge was made. For his personal bravery Colonel Sniper was breveted Brigadier Gen- eral. In this engagement the regi- ment lost 25 per cent of its available material. The One Hundred and Eighty-fifth also participated in the battle of Five Forks, one of the most prominent en- gagements that were instrumental in terminating the rebellion. At the head of his regiment General Sniper saw the final scenes of the war, and returned home to receive the plaudits and the rewards of his deeds at the hands of his fellow citizens.