--From the New Orleans Delta
, of the 16th inst., we copy the following notice of the death of a noble and patriotic citizen of that place;
The friends of Maj. Anotole Placide Avegno
were deeply shocked when the cars yesterday brought his corpse to this city.
The telegraphic dispatches had been so conflicting that a painful uncertainly and suspense presalled as to his fate, but this was in a great degree relieved by the reception of late information that he was on his way home, and although suffering much from his wounds was doing well.
was a native of this city, and confrere with the late Col. Dreux
and and Major Butler
With the former he was a schoolmate at the Western
Military Institute in Kentucky
Having graduated in the law school of the University
, he commenced the practice of his profession in this city, in which he was rising to great success, when the call of Louisiana
to her sons to rally to the battle-field was heard.--Immediately his whole energies and resources were devoted to this call.
He assisted in getting up and organizing the Avegno battalion, afterwards merged into the 18th Louisiana regiment, of which he was elected Major
He devoted his whole time to his duties and when called upon suddenly to lead his regiment in the battles of Shield, he did it with a promptness and daring that aroused the highest admiration.
On the first day his horse was shot under him, and on the second day, towards the close of the battle, he was in the act of leading his men to a charge upon the enemy when he fell mortally wounded.
He fell where the brave love to die — at his post of duty.
We are told by one of his gallant comrades that his whole conduct during the severe fighting on both days, was that of a veteran, and that his daring and heroism were brightly conspicuous, even in that field of deeds of noble valor.
His leg was afterwards amputated, and he left Corinth
with the faint hope of seeing once again his friends, children, and wife.
But just as he reached Camp Moore, where eight months ago he had received his commission, and his eye fell upon the white tents, he rallied for a moment, smiled and dropped to sleep as gentle as child.