The Rural New Yorker gives a likeness and biography of this gentleman, whose excellent papers on landscape gardening and kindred topics have often interested our readers. He was born August 18th, 1813, and educated at the Military Academy at Middletown, finally graduating from Yale. He was admitted to the bar in 1836. In 1862 he became Colonel of the 17th Connecticut Volunteers, and entered the war for the Union. He was severely wounded at Chancellorsville, - but he recovered time enough to take part in the battle of Gettysburg. He was captured in Florida, and went to Andersonville prison. He was mustered out of service with the title of Brigadier-General at the conclusion of the war. While still practising law, he devotes his leisure time to his favorite gardening tastes at Bridgeport, of which city he has been Common Councilman, and Chairman of its Board of Park Commissioners. Notwithstanding he is in his 73rd year, we should judge by his portrait he is a hale and well-preserved, tall and somewhat thin gentleman.