GENERAL SIR HERBERT STEWART, K.C.B. The march of the advanced brigade of the British army from Korti, across the Bayuda Desert, to the banks of the Nile near Metammeh, with the hard-fought battles of Jan. 17, at Abou Klea, and Jan. 19, not far from the river, is a brilliant military achievement. Colonel Sir Herbert Stewart, acting as Brigadier General, has won high renown by this important service, for which he had prepared the way by his former march, with a smaller force, as far as Gakdul Wells, establishing stations and garrisons along the route. Lord Wolseley, in his despatch §. last week, expressing his regret that Sir Herbert Stewart was severely wounded on Jan. 19, commended him in very high terms; and a message from the Queen, thanking her brave troops and their commander, while expressing likewise her deep concern for their losses and sufferings, announced that he would be promoted. The War Office has accordingly notified the promotion of “Major and Colonel Sir Herbert Stewart, K.C.B., 3rd Dragoon Guards, Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, now a Brigadier-General on the Staff with the force on the Nile, to be Major-General in the Army, for distinguished service in the field.” Sir Herbert Stewart is forty-two years of age; he is a son of the late Rev. Edward Stewart, an Irish clergyman ; his mother being Louisa Anne, daughter of Mr. C. J. Herbert, of Muckross Abbey, county Kerry. He was educated at Win chester College, entered the Army in 1863, and in less than three years was Adjutant of the infantry corps which he had joined. Thence he exchanged into the cavalry, entered the Staff College, and passed with credit and distinction. Stewart was constantly employed in the Zulu War, first as Brigade Major of Cavalry, and then as Chief of the Staff to Baker Russell in the storming of Sekukuni's stronghold. All this was under the personal observation of Wolseley, whose Military Secretary and Chief of the Staff Stewart had become at the conclusion of the Zulu campaign. The brief and disastrous war on the border of the Transvaal, in January, 1881, brought him very different experiences; he was Adjutant and Quartermaster-General with the ill-fated ğ. Colley on Majuba Hill. Another staff appointment, was secured for him by Lord Wolseley, who had known him from the earliest stage of his military career. Among the appointments made on the organisation of the army for the Egyptian war in 1882, one of the first was that of Stewart to the staff of Sir Drury-Lowe, who had command of the cavalry division. A romantic ind", n'. of the Egyptian campaign was General Drury-Lowe', brilliant ride through the Desert to Cairo, after the battle or Tel-el-Kebir. When the Egyptians sent out a white tag to meet the advancing British force, it was Colonel Stewart who, at the head of a hundred Lancers and Dragoons, demanded and received the surrender of the citadel, and it was to him that Arabi Pasha offered to give up his sword. In Lord Wolseley's despatch, the following passage is not the least memorable :- “Before passing from the cavalry division I must bring prominen ly to your notice the name of Lieutenant Colonel H. Stewart, 3rd Dragoon Guards, Assistant Adjutant General to the Cavalry 1)ivision, one of the best staff officers I have ever known, and one whoun I feel it will be in the interest of the Army to promote. General Drury-Lowe has written to me about him in the highest terms, especially remarking upon the tact with which he conducted the surrender of Cairo, and of the garrison of that city.” Lord Granville, then moving the thanks of the House of Lords to the troops, said: “The cavalry and artillery march to Cairo, which crowned the operations, especially excited the admiration and the curiosity of the German military authorities; ” and a similar tribute was paid by Mr. Gladstone, in the House of Commons, to the gallant body of cavalry by which Cairo was seized, on the evening of Sept. 14, 1882, after a march of thirty-nine miles under the burning Egyptian sun. Colonel Stewart was made a Companion of the Bath. When General Graham went to Souakim, in February last year, he was accompanied by Colonel Stewart, who with his horsemen bore a conspicuous part in retrieving the fortunes of the day at Tamasi, when the Arab charge broke the first square. He was most anxious to take the Hussars across the Desert to Berber; but this project was forbidden by the Government. He was raised to the dignity of K.C.B., before accompanying Lord Wolseley on the present expedition up the Nile. Sir Herbert Stewart married, in 1877, Lady Tombs, widow of Major-General Sir Henry Tombs, and daughter of Admiral Sir James Stirling. His wound being likely to prevent him from rendering further active service in this campaign, Major-General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., K.C.B., has been sent to succeed him in command of the advanced force at Gubat and probably at Khartoum. Qur Portrait of Sir Herbert Stewart is from a photograph by Mr. Chancellor, of Dublin. -