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Death of a Naval hero. Captain Samuel Chester Reid died in New York on the 28th inst. He was born in New London, Ct., in 1784, and was famous as the hero of the wonderful defence of the privateer General Armstrong, at the island of Fayal, in 1814. A description of this desperate engagement is interesting just at the moment in which the chief actor has left the stage: The General Armstrong was a brigantine of only two hundred and forty-six tons, and carried a crew of ninety men, including officers, with an armament of only seven guns. While lying in the neutral port of Fayal, three British men-of-war, counting in all one hundred and thirty-six guns, entered the harbor and came to anchor within half a cable's length of the privateer. As soon as the British Admiral ascertained that the vessel which appeared to be almost in his power was the General Armstrong, he made preparations for an immediate attack, notwithstanding the fact of his being in a neutral port. Four large l