At the battle of Coal Harbor
, in Hanover county
, on the 27th of June last, Geo. B. Hall
of the first regiment of the Sickles brigade, was killed.
he was Gen. Walker
's Chief of Ordnance
, and conducted himself tolerably.
In New York city he was known as a swaggering barroom leader and scoundrel, very ready both to give offence and creep out of the consequences by making abject apologies.
Such is his character as portrayed by these who knew him well.
George B. Hall
, the ‘"notorious buster ,"’ perished thus ignobly.
He was the eldest son of the ex-Mayer of Brooklyn, N. Y.
In the same battle was killed Col. Sam Black
, of Pittsburg
He commanded the 1st Pennsylvania regiment.
In former Col. Black
commanded (in the Mexican
war) the 2d Pennsylvania regiment, Col. Wynkeep
commanding the 1st.
He distinguished himself in Mexico
by various acts of gallantry.
As a lawyer he stood high.
His eloquence on the forum was undoubted.
During the Administration of Mr. Buchanan
he was made United States District Attorney for the Territory of Nebraska
He succeeded Col. Richardson
, of Illinois
, as Governor
of that Territory.
He was a delegate to the Charleston Convention, and while there was a strong pre- slavery advocate.
A few years since, as a Democratic candidate for Governor
, he came within one vote of beating Wm. F. Packer
, who was subsequently elected to the office, and who will be remembered by the South
as the man who surrendered to justice John R. Cack
, one of John Brown
's men. As we have said.
Black surrendered his life ingloriously on the 27th of June, while acting as an advocate of an dynasty.
was wounded in the same engagement, and if not sent home, is now in Richmond
a prisoner of war.