Death of a United States Army officer.
--Lieut. Col. John Monroe
, of the Fourth Regiment, United States Army, died at the residence of his niece, in New Brunswick
, N. J.
, last week.
He was a native of Scotland
, came here in early life, was educated at West Point
, and entered the service in 1814. He served through the Black Hawk
, Florida, and Mexican
In the latter contest he was with Gen. Taylor
from Point Isabel
to Buena Vista
For his gallant conduct in that war he was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel
, and advanced to that grade in 1856.
At the close of the war he was appointed Territorial Governor of New Mexico
, and more recently had been in command of the troops in the Northwest
, from which he had just been relieved.