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The late Colonel Robert M. McKinney.

--The Lynchburg Virginian pays the following tribute to the memory of Col. McKinney, who fell in battle on the Peninsula last Wednesday:

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. Col. McKinney was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, and when the war broke out was Professor of Tactics in the North Carolina Military institute. 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. Col. McKinney 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 reached Petersburg on Thursday, on the way to Lynchburg, for interment.

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