--Prince Gortschakoff, late Governor
, whose death was announced by the steamer Arabia
, was born in 1792, served against the French
in the campaigns of 1807 and 1812-16; against the Swedes in 1808-'9; and against the Turks in 1628-'29, when he led the Sieges of Shumia and Silistria; distinguished himself in the war of the Polish revolution (1831) at Grochow, Ostrotenka and the taking of War-saw.
He was also with Prince Paskeviteh in the invasion of Hungary
In 1853 he received the command of the army of invasion sent to the Danubian principalities.
In 1855 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief
in the Crimea, and greatly distinguished himself by his gallant defence of Sebastopol
against the allied (French and English) forces.
In 1856, after the death of Prince Paskevitch, he was appointed Governor of Poland
by Alexander II., in the execution of whose conciliatory measures in regard to that country he was earnestly engaged up to the period of his decease.