--This gallant and accomplished young officer, who was killed in the naval engagement in Hampton Roads
on the 8th inst., was born in the neighborhood of Lynchburg, Va.
, where his parents and family now reside, and had attained only his eighteenth year.
He entered the naval school at Annapoils in the fall of 1859, and was progressing rapidly in the studies of his profession, when by the Virginia
act of secession, superinduced by the aggressive policy of the Lincoln Government
, he was called to the service of his native South
He paused not a moment; chivalrous by nature, and happily endowed with talents a dapted to his aspirations, he entered the service of the Confederate Navy, and eagerly sought that distinction and glory to which his courage and patriotism prompted him. He was on board the Confederate gunboat Raleigh
at the battle of Roanoke Island
, where he behaved most gallantly, and had a narrow escape with that vessel through the canal to Norfolk
In the battle of the 8th, after the surrender of the Federal
, and while the white flag was floating at her mast-head, his vessel was ordered to that ship, doubtless for the relief of the wounded.
In the performance of this humane mission, the Raleigh
was fired into by a regiment of the enemy on shore, and he was shot by a Minie ball, the deadly missile entering the left side and passing out at the right shoulder.
He fell and expired without a struggle.