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The New Commander at Pensacola. --Gen. R. H. Anderson, who, it is reported, succeeds Gen. Bragg at Pensacola, (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 First Dragoons. 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.
s letter thus gives the lie to stories from Cincinnati of numerous killings and captures of our forces by the Yankees in the Kanawha country. The "decisive movement" spoken of by the writer seems to have been made, as the enemy's telegraph from Cincinnati, of the 27th, says that "Col. Taylor's command, on the Kanawha, was badly defeated by the Confederates a few days ago." The envelope of the letter referred to is ornamented with several gibbets, with men suspended by the neck Isabelle "Davis," "Beauregard," "Toombs," "Floyd, " "Yancey," "Twiggs," "Rhett &Co." Reports from the Potomac. Passengers by the Central train yesterday reported that fighting was going on the previous day in the neighborhood of Annandale, Fairfax county, and that fifty of the enemy were killed and six taken prisoners. The loss on the Southern side was not stated; but as our troops had passed Annandale at the latest accounts, and were between Shuter's Hill and Arlington Heights, the probability is
$100 reward. --Ranaway on the 26th of August, two Negro Men, named John and Charles. J O H N is 24 years old; black, has a full head of hair; is 6 feet 1 inch high; will weigh about 200 pounds; had on when he left a soft black hat, drab coat and blue cotton pants. Charles, his brother, is 20 years old; black; has a full head of hair; is 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high; weighs about 165 or 170 lbs. He also had on a soft black hat, drab coat and blue pants. I purchased them of W. C. Vanmeter, who lives near Moorefield, Virginia. I think it likely they will try and get back to that place They came to Richmond by railroad from Strasburg. I will give the above reward for them, or fifty Dollars for either, delivered to Hector Davis, in Richmond. John D. Ragland. au 28--2w*