COL. WILLIAM WILSON. William Wilson, who recruited and com- manded the Sixth Regiment, New-York Volunteers, at the outbreak of the war of the rebellion, died on Friday, Nov. 13, at the residence of his brother-in- law, Michael Duffy, No. 420 West Forty-seventh street, in the fifty-second year of his age. Col. Wilson was a native of England, and came to this country while a minor. In his younger days he was a man of great physical strength. He fought on several occasions in the prize ring as a professional pugilist, and in the fa- mous fight between Yankee Sullivan and John Mor- rissey he acted as a second for the former. While still a young man he became a ticket agent for the People's Line of steam-boats plying between New-York City and Albany, establishing an office at No. 109 West street, and afterward combined with this business that of a passenger agent for the California lines of steam- ships. In 1856 he was elected by the Democratic Party Alderman from the First Aldermanic District, then the First Ward of the City, defeating Charles McKay, who was the nominee of another wing of the party in the Ward. In 1857 Mayor Wood and the Board of Aldermen were legislated out of office on account of the Metropolitan Police troubles, and Col. Wilson was forced to re- tire after one year's service. At the next election he was again a candidate for Alder- man, and was defeated by Michael Murray, now dead. Some time afterward he removed from the First Ward and engaged in the real estate business. At the outbreak of the war he raised the Sixth Regiment, New-York Volunteers, which became so well known as "Billy Wilson's Zouaves." This regiemnt was composed mainly of rough characters of the City, and the wildest stories were circulasted in the South in regard to them. It was supposed there that "Wilson's Zouaves" were a specie of brutal crea- tures but little better than human tigers, and that their motto was universal pillage and no quarter. Threats were made by the Southerners that if these "Northern hirelings" were captured, they would be butchered outright. The regiment was sent to Pensacola, Fla., and after some service in that locality was consolidated with other troops. Col. Wilson returned to New-York af- ter two years service, and in 1864 was placed in com- mand of the Sixty-ninth Regiment by Gov. Seymour, in place of the gallant Col. Corcoran, who had died in the service. When Gen. Butler made his famous before the New-York mob in 1863, and was threatened with his life, Col. Wilson stood at his side, and encouraged him by his presence. Some time after the war he bought a farm in Chatauqua County, near to that of Horace Greeley. This farm was his home when he was not in the City. He has held several offices under the General Government since the war, but has not been active in politics for some years. Col. Wilson is spoken of by his friends as a genial and generous man, and gentle in his demeanor to everybody he came in contact with notwithstanding all reports to the contrary.