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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 wars. 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.

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