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

To William S. Rosecrans [1]

Major General Rosecrans Executive Mansion,
St Louis Washington, Nov. 26. 1864.

Please telegraph me briefly on what charge and evidence Mrs. Anna B. Martin has been sent to the Penitentiary at Alton.

A LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 249. General Rosecrans telegraphed on November 30, 1864: ``Annie B. Martin on her written request & in accordance with instructions from War Dept date of April twenty fourth eighteen sixty three sent beyond the lines not to return during the war under pain of imprisonment during the war she returned during the war under pain of imprisonment during the war she returned without authority was tried by Military Commission & sentenced to imprisonment during the war in her examination she states she is disloyal & if released would return south'' (DLC-RTL).

[2]   ``St Louis'' is not in Lincoln's handwriting.