The New Commander at Pensacola.
--Gen. R. H. Anderson
, who, it is reported, succeeds Gen. Bragg
, (the latter having been ordered to report for duty with the army of the Potomac,) is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in the class of 1848, and was soon after appointed Second Lieutenant
For gallant and meritorious conduct in an affair with the enemy at San Augusta, Mexico
, August, 1848, was raised to the rank of First Lieutenant
In March, 1850 he was made Captain
Most of his service have been on the frontier, and consequently, he has had but little opportunity for distinction.
At the beginning of the present invitation, Gen. Anderson
resigned from the United States Army, and was appointed by Gov. Pickens Colonel
of the First Regiment South Carolina Infantry, which position he held until his recent promotion to Brigadier.
General by President Davis
He is a native of South Carolina