|The New York Times, September 14, 1862. . . .|
FROM ROSECRANS' DIVISION.; The Ohio Brigade Hot Weather and the Buckeyes Army Printing Offices, &c.
Published: September 14, 1862
The following letter from the special correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, dated the 6th inst. -- the day after the one on which ROSECRANS was reported to have attacked the rebels at Tupelo, Miss., and met with repulse -- sets the story at rest:
IUKA, Miss., Sept. 6, 1862.
Our friends at home will he somewhat surprised when I inform them
that out here in this land of oak and pine we have such a
metropolitan affair as a printing office. Such, however, is the
case. Connected with Gen. ROSENCRANS' headquarters is an "Army
Printing Office," and one which bids fair to become quite an
"institution" among us. It is conducted by Corp. WM. E. MOORE, of
Cincinnati, formerly of Company B. Twenty-seventh Ohio. The several
specimens of workmanship emanating from his office which I have seen
speak well for the taste and ability of Corp. MOORE. He has only a
hand-press and two cases of type, but nevertheless many of the
"orders," "reports," etc., executed by him, would do justice to any
of our city offices. Corp. M. was, previous to be war, connected for
a long time with the establishment of MOORE, WILSTACH, KEYS & Co.,
of your city, and is a young man who "understands his biz." A better
selection could not, therefore, have been made for the position he
I have been requested to state, for the information of our friends, that the Ohio regiments are at present commanded as follows: Twenty-seventh Ohio, Maj. L.S. SPAULDING; Twenty-ninth, Col. A.W. GILBERT; Forty-third, Lieut.-Col. SWAYNE: Sixty-third, Col. J.W. SPRAGUE.
I would call the attention of our Commissariat to the necessity of furnishing us with plenty of vegetables, particularly with onions and potatoes. The later anti-scorbutics are more essential than the balance of the rations together, especially in this climate. In connection with this matter, I would state that somehow the supply of ice sent to this point is totally inadequate. Therefore, to our sanitary commissions, and friends generally, I would say, send us on immediately three things: ice, anti-scorbutics and recruits. Each one is essential to the other, and all are needed.
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