Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Memorandum:
Appointment of Wilbur R. Bacon [1]

[September 15, 1864]

Wilbur R. Bacon, born March 25. 1844, applies for West-Point---has two brothers in the Army, and is excellently well recommended. Resides in Conn.

Annotation

[1]   AE, DNA WR RG 94, U.S. Military Academy, 1863, No. 185. Lincoln's endorsement is written on an envelope with recommendations of Wilbur R. Bacon of New Haven, Connecticut. No record of his appointment has been found.