Death of a Well-Known Veteran. THE JOURNAL last evening contained a brief announcement of the death at Richmond, Texas, December 13, of Col. Jacob Van Zandt. Col. Van Zandt was a native of this city. He had been active in local military affairs, and when in April, 1861, the Twenty-fifth regiment volunteered for three months' service, he went with it as its adjutant. On his return he proceeded to organize a com- pany of three-year volunteers. The Ninety-first regiment was organizing at the time. In August, 1861, Van Zandt was commissioned as colonel of the regiment, and at once set about recruiting it to its maximum number, in which he was ably seconded by George W. Stackhouse, an elder brother of Supervisor James Stack- house. The organization of the regiment being completed it was mustered in and on December 20, 1861, left Albany for Governor's Island. Early in January it was shipped to Key West, Col. Van Zandt being accompanied by his beautiful wife. When yellow fever reached the island in May, the latter returned to Albany. The regi- ment in the same month went to Pensacola and remained there 10 months where it was joined by Lieut.-Col. Tarbell. There was a feel- ing between Van Zandt and Tarbell the cause of which the men could never fathom, and the latter was then assigned to some other duty, leaving Maj. Geo. W. Stackhouse as acting lieutenant-colonel. Van Zandt remained in command during the stay at New Orleans, Baton Rouge, the long tramp through the Bayou Lafourche, Opelousas and Red River country, back again to Sims Landing and thence by boat to Byaou Sara in rear of Port Hudson. He was also in command during the first two assaults on Port Hudson May 24 and May 27, 1863, and his commanding figure, _______ voice and con- spicuous gallantry and daring would have in- spired any body of men to face the grape and canister, shot and shell and the shower of bullets which the soldiers were called upon to face, as they picked their way through abattis, stumbled over _____ wires and climbed over felled trees in their way forward. Through it all he never faltered. Some time after the second assault he was relieved of his command through the intrigues of Lieut.-Col. Tarbell, as it was understood by the men, and going to New Orleans, the regiment, at least, saw no more of him until the winter of 1864-65, while it was sta- tioned in Fort McHenry, Ba;timore. He had been reinstated and came to the fort to assume command, but before doing so cut down two men who had been tied up by the thumbs for some triv- ial offense by order of Lieut.-Col. Tarbell. This was sufficient for the latter and _____ to the commander of the department, he soon had Col. Van Zandt'd reinstatement revoked. The latter then resigned, and returning to New Orleans, took up residence there. His wife, it is un- derstood, remained North and procured a divorce from him. Of late years he was said to have been employed in a responsible position on a Southern railroad. The survivors of his old regiment will hear of his death with regret, for to them he was popular, gallant and brave.