Mr. Charles Cortwite (pronounced Cootware) of Plattsburg, whose death was announced last week, was born in Belle Isle, France, in 1779, and enlisted in the French service at the early age of 14. He served under Napoleon Bonaparte, was in the wars of Portugal and England, was on board a French ship at the battle of Trafalgar. In 1808 he was taken prisoner by the British, near Cadiz, Spain, and soon after enlisted in a British regiment and sent to Malta for five years. The regiment came out to Canada, and in September, 1813, Mr. Cortwite deserted from the British service and came to Burlington, where he enlisted in the U.S. Dragoons. He served in nearly all the battles on the northern frontier, until he lost a leg at Fort Erie in 1814. He had been a pensioner since 1849.