Cincinnati Daily Gazette
October 28, 1863
copied from the original by Thomas Wolke


General ROSECRANS' removal from the command of the Army of the Cumberland has caused two sensations in Washington.  In the first place, the lying correspondents of some of the newspapers caused a sensation by their infamous slanders, manufactured, perhaps, for the purpose of creating a public opinion, to sustain an act  of  injustice.    The second sensation is caused by General Rosecrans' speech in this city, which upset the sensational and lying stories put afloat a few days ago.  Our correspondent says the public at the Capital now require some statement from the Administration as to Gen. Rosecrans' removal.  In the meantime the latter officer occupies a favorable position.  He stands before the country as one of our best and most successful generals who failed to win a complete victory at Chicamauga, because he was not properly sustained by the government; and who is now without a command because he thus failed.  This is the way the people look at it; and the blame that was sought to be cast upon the hero of so many victories, is now transferred in a  lump to Washington to be borne by the President, Halleck or Stanton.  When Congress  meets we  shall probably know the pair of shoulders destined to carry the load.

General Rosecrans

General Rosecrans' remarks at Cincinnati, produce a decided sensation here.  The friends of the Administration admit that his statements render some further explanation necessary, and at the same time leave him in a satisfactory position.


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