--Among the many who fell in the ever-memorable combat before the redouble at Williamsburg
, on Monday, the 5th inst., none will more lament the fall of the gallant dead than we do that of the well-known, accomplished, and much lamented Col. Mott
, of the gallant 19th Mississippi volunteers, who behaved so gallantly on the field before Heintzelman
's pet troops, in that "handsome affair." so eulogistically mentioned by the imperturbable Johnston
, in his official report.
distinguished himself in Mexico
, and was greatly beloved by these of his native State--In April, 1861, he was proffered many offices in Mississippi
, and was an active and accomplished Brigadier; but, desiring active service, raised a company, and was elected Colonel
of the 19th Mississippi Volunteers.
Raising his regiment to a high state of excellence, he greatly distinguished himself in the many daily skirmishes and bush fights at the lines before Yorktown
, and was appointed a Brigadier in the army at Corinth
Desiring to take his regiment with him, Colonel Mott
obtained that favor from the War Department; but on Monday, being thrown into action, he gallantly and heroically-repelled the foe, but in doing so was mortally wounded.
His negro body servant being near at hand, the corpse was conveyed from the bloody field upon his back; for he had promised his mistress that none but friends should inter him. Arriving in this city, the Masonic fraternally lack charge of the obsequies, and yesterday, prior to its interment at Hollywood
, the funeral services were celebrated at St. Paul
's with all due solemnity.
There are many, indeed, who will be remembered by posterity, in various guises, but the future will look upon the late and lamented Mott
as among the chief of those gallant, accomplished, and "dashing" spirits who caught their country's good even at the cannon's mouth; scorning case, despising station, and seeking the hardest service the pressure of affairs could possibly bring about.
We deeply lament the untimely fall of so young, learned, brave, and accomplished a leader as Colonel
; but for generations to come we are assured that many will visit his humble tomb, and say. ‘"Here he lies!
young, brave, accomplished, and full of expectation — full of ambition for his country's good, he sacrificed everything.
Honor and peace, to his manes!"’