The gallant dead.
--A correspondent informs us that William Nelson Smith
, whose remains lie buried upon the battle-field of Manassas
, was a grandson of Governor Page
, of revolutionary memory.
He was a native of Yorktown, Va.
, but for thirty-six years had resided in Alabama
He was a volunteer in the Florida
war of 1836, and in the ardor of his patriotism responded again to the call of his country, and with other brave men freely sacrificed his life in the present noble struggle for independence.
The soil in which he is buried was probably, in other years, owned by his family.