Obituary. COLONEL GEORGE LAMB WILLARD, UNITED STATES ARMY. The subject of this sketch fell at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863, while gallantly leading a charge as Acting Briga- dier General of the Third brigade, Third division, Second army corps. He was Colonel of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth New York Volunteers and Major of the Nine- teenth regular infantry, United States Army. He was the grandson of our late venerable citizen, Gen. Anthony Lamb, of Albion place. He was born August 15, 1827, in the city of New York. Reared among its excitements, he early evinced a preference for the military profession. While yet a youth he urged upon his friends to obtain for him a midshipman's warrant or an appointment to the Military Academy at West Point; but they thought that he should become a business man, and sent him to a re- lative in Ohio. But the martial spirit in him could not be subdued; and when the tocsin of war sounded to arms he was one of the first to respond, and enlisted for the Mexican war in the Fifteenth Ohio Volunteers, under Colonel Geo. Morgan. Although a mere youth he was at once made sergeant of his company, and marched under General Scott to the city of Mexico. In the attack on that city, his company was one of the first to scale the walls of Chapultepec Castle, and for his gallantry on that occasion he was, on recommendation of General Scott, ap- pointed a brevet second lieutenant of the Eighth Infantry, June 28, 1848; was promoted second lieutenant August 2, 1848; first lieutenant, December 31, 1853; captain, Sep- tember 27, 1861; major, Nineteenth infantry, February 19, 1862. On the breaking out of the present rebellion he organized the Second regiment New York Volunteers, at Troy, N.Y., and was appointed its colonel, but the War Deoartment declining to allow him to retain that command he returned to Washington as commanding officer of the Eighth infantry, served with it during the peninsula campaign of 1862, when, getting permission from the Secretary of War, he raised at Troy, N.Y., the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth New York Volunteers, and was commissioned as its colonel August 15, 1862. The regiment was stationed at Harper's Ferry when it was surrendered to General Stonewall Jackson, and was by him paroled. But notwithstanding the discouragement and demoralization incident to a new regiment under those circumstances, they became, after their exchange and return to active duty, one of the very best regiments in the Army of the Potomac, both in discipline and drill, the effects of which were plainly visible at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., where they captured three battle flags marked "Harper's Ferry," and where Col. Willard fell while leading a brigade on the 2d of July, 1863, dtruck in the face by a piece of shell. His remains were taken from the battle field by his faithful attendant, Joshua Wiseman, an old soldier of the Eighth infantry, and forwarded to Troy, N.Y., the residence of his wife, a daughter of Hon. Elias Plum, of that city. As an officer he held a high reputation; as a citizen he was uni- versally esteemed and beloved. He died as a true soldier and a martyr to this cruel rebellion. Members of the Common-Councils of Albany, Troy and Lansingburg, a large military escort and an immense concourse of citi- zens attested by their presence at the funeral their esti- mation of one who was a gallant and brave soldier, a true and upright citizen.