Brigadier General Samuel K. Zook. SKETCH OF HIS LIFE--CIVIC AND MILITARY PREPA- RATIONS FOR HIS FUNERAL, ETC. This gallant and meritorious officer, who is to be buried to-morrow, was born at Port Kennedy, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, on the 28th of March, 1822. For a number of years he was connected with the telegraph in- terest of the country as operator and manager of various lines, at one time being Superintendent of the People's Line from Louisville to New Orleans. Some of his inven- tions and improvements in telegraphing were of merit, and among these was one which his death prevented from being fully perfected, but which, as far as it had been tried, gave evidence of future success-- a caveat for which has been filed in the Patent Office. For some years military silence had been an absorbing study with General Zook. He became attached to the military of this city, as major, and afterwards as lieutenant colonel of the Sixth regiment, Governor's Guards. At the outbreak of the rebellion, the Sixth volunteered for a three months' term. Colonel Zook was laid up with a se- vere attack of Rheumatism at the time, but before the regiment returned he joined it at Annapolis, and per- formed good service. After his term was out, he orga- nized a regiment in part, which was consolidated with another complete organization, forming together the Fifty-seventh, to whose cammand he was assigned by the Governor. This regiment, now a mere fragment, soon became noted for its discipline and efficiency, and its commander for the manner in which he handled it. It on several occasions received the encomi- ums of distinguished regular officers and foreigners of note, among the rest of the Prince de Joinville. During the campaign on the Peninsula it was the covering or rear regiment in Sumner's corps, and, consequently, in the series of battles fought on the retreat, held the post of honor. During that campaign, Colonel Zook commanded the brigade to which he was attached at the battles of Peach Orchard and Savage's Station, and partly at White Oak Swamp. He also commanded at Fredericksburg, where his conduct was especially mentioned in official despatches. He received his commission as brigadier general November 25, 1862, through the impression his conduct and services had made on his corps com- manders and officers in the regular service, as he had no friends at court "to urge his promotion." After this he led his brigade at Chancellorsville, with great distinction, and was again mentioned in a highly favorable manner. He had command at Gainesville of French's old division (First of the Second corps), and was despatched in a second command, of the division, two batteries of artillery and two squadrons of cavalry, from Gainesville, to effect a junction with the main army at Edward's Ferry. At Gettysburg he was in command of his brigade, as the Second corps was advancing to the support of the Third, and while at its head received the wound which cost him his life. A minie ball entered the left side of the stomach, perforating his sword belt, and lodging in the spine. He was taken to a house about half a mile in the rear of the field. On Friday morning he was taken two and a half miles further to the rear, to a farm house ab- andoned by its occupants, whre he died at a quarter before five in the afternoon. He was cool and composed to the last. About fifteen minutes before his death he turned and quietly asked the doctor--after hearing those who had bid him hope--about how long he had to live. A little while previously he had requested his aid, Lieute- nant Favill, to ascertain and let him know how the action was going. The latter officer reported that the bands had been ordered to the front, the flags were flying, and the enemy in retreat. "Then I am perfectly satisfied," said the General, "and ready to die." General Zook was also Military Governor of Falmouth, from November 25 until a short while after the battle of Fredericksburg, and his administration of affairs seemed to please the inhabitants as well as our troops, being strict, impartial and rigidly just. In person General Zook was rather under the middle size, strongly built, and had great powers of physical en- durance. In private life he was known as a man of honor, probity, and unobstrusive worth. In the field he was cool, collected and energetic, and weilded his brigade with the utmost ease and efficiency. As an officer an a man he was a great loss to a service of which he was an efficient member, and in which he bade fair to rise to a higher position. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, under the auspices of the Committee on National Affairs. The body is at present laid out in state in the Governor's room in the City Hall. It is contained in a most costly rosewood coffin, secured with diamond shaped silver nails, and otherwise elegantly decorated with flowers, flags, &c. On the lid of the coffin were the sword, sash, belt, and cap of the deceased General, be- sides a beautiful wreath of flowers, encircling a silver plate containing the following inscription: BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES K. ZOOK, U. S. V. Killed in action, at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. Aged 41 years.