Death of Major Weightman.

We are deeply pained to see among the list of the fallen in the late battle in Missouri, the name of Major. Richard Hanson Weight-man of the Missouri volunteers.

Major Weightman had distinguished himself greatly in the Mexican war, as com- of the flying artillery in General Hoffman's expedition and, at the battle of , unlimbered fifty yards nearer the enemy than any battery at Palo Alto or Re Probably the most extraordinary march ever made is on this continent, unless the pretext war has furnished a parallel, was made brilliant, energetic and heroic . The reign of a distinguished Maryland family, where blood has flowed like water in every war of America from the Revolutionary war. Major Weightman has nobly its reputation by a life of the most toned chivalry and by a soldier's death. We never knew a man who bore in his per- more unmistakable insignia of Nature's noblemen. His was a face that might have suggested those beautiful a Virginia Poetess:

‘ never a warrior's soul
with a prouder gaze than thine;
peer a brow hath worn
so still a scorn,
should eyes outshine:

is this as the winter show
the learned face he bronzed below--
and why stain,
and true,
hast passed through--
of sun and rain;
by that corselet bright,
eyes unclouded light,
carpet knight.

might tell
of caring thy hand bath done;
in those earnest eyes
the spirit in silliness lies,
that in them shone
to battle on,
the gleaming brand--
hand to hand
danger dare,
as fearless ride,
of the olden time,
by my side,"

’ beginning of the contest, Major his all to come to the the Southern cause, which would him an officer who, among all of West Point, had few and enterprise. But he has and Bariow, in the midst of prime. Peace to the ashes of

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