--The Lynchburg Virginian
pays the following tribute to the memory of Col. McKinney
, who fell in battle on the Peninsula
In command with many of our readers, we regret to hear of the death of this gentleman, a native, and, until within two years past, a citizen of Lynchburg
was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, and when the war broke out was Professor
of Tactics in the North Carolina
He volunteered his services to his adopted State, was elected a Captain, and subsequently Colonel
of the 15th N. C. regiment, at the head of which he fell, day before yesterday, whilst gallantly defending the soil of his native State.
was quite a young man, and had bright prospects before him; but, alas!
they have been suddenly blighted, and an aged, infirm father, sisters
, and brothers, by all of whom he was deservedly esteemed, are left to mourn the sudden death of a beloved son and brother.
The remains of Col. McKinney
on Thursday, on the way to Lynchburg
, for interment.