The gallant dead.
--Noticing the funeral ceremonial over the remains of the late Colonel William J. Pegram
in this city, on Wednesday, the Norfolk Virginian
offers the following neat tribute to his memory:
"We can well imagine the solemn and decorous assembly which will do honor to his ashes; for his unostentatious piety and heroic courage made him very dear to the army and the people.
He fell in the discharge of his duty, and died with the philosophy of a Christian and the dignity of a soldier.
He was one of the few men we have ever known equal to the heroic generosity of that gallant gentleman, who, dying in the Netherlands, gave his cup of water to the wounded man beside him, Pegram
was capable of this.
Peace to his ashes."