Obituary BREVET BRIG.-GEN. WHEELOCK. Referring to the late Brevet Brig.-Gen. WHEEL- OCK, who died at Washington a few days ago, the Albany Evening Journal says: "At the outbreak of the war, he was engaged in a large and prosperous business. This he abandoned after the fall of Sum- ter, and immediately devoted himself to raising men for the army, pledging himself to provide for their families. In a conversation with the writer of this, in the Summer of 1861, he said: "I am worth, I think, in the neighborhood of $10,000. Half of this I have already given or pledged; and if my country wants the other half, it can have it and myself in the bargain." Becoming impatient with the slow progress of the war, he soon after commenced rais- ing a regiment on his own hook, fed and housed several hundred men at his personal expense for many months, and after a series of embarassments and disappointments that would have disheartened almost any other man, completed its organization and marched it to the field. Entirely without mili- tary experience, and with but a very limited general education, he became one of the best volunteer offi- cers in the service, and so signally distinguished him- self that he was breveted Brigadier-General for bravery and good soldiership. He had seen much service, was engaged in many of the bloodiest bat- tles in Virginia, was taken prisoner, if we mistake not, at the second battle of Bull Run, and tasted for many months the sweets of prison life at Richmond, but was subsequently exchanged, when he rejoined his old regiment and did more gallant service in be- half of the old flag. He had the true heroic mettle, and would, had he lived, still further made his mark as a soldier.