--The President has appointed Col. E. V. Sumner
, Brigadier General
in the United States army, to the post rendered vacant by the dismissal of Brevet Major General D. E. Twiggs
. Gen. Sumner
has served in the army over forty years, having entered the second regiment of Infantry in 1819.
At the organization of the first regiment of Dragoons, he was transferred to that regiment.
Most of his life has been spent in the saddle, west of the Mississippi river
He participated throughout the war with Mexico
, and was promoted for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of Cerro Gordo
and Molina del Rey
. At the battle of Churubusco Gen. Scott
paid him the high compliment of assigning him to the command of another regiment — the Mounted Rifles-- although a field officer of that regiment was then on duty with it.