Appointment of Daniel H. Brush, Jr. 
File & remember. A. LINCOLN
Dec. 7. 1864
 AES, DNA WR RG 94, U.S. Military Academy, 1864, No. 297. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from Daniel H. Brush, Carbondale, Illinois, November 3, 1864, asking his son's appointment to West Point. Daniel H. Brush, Jr., did not enter West Point until June, 1867, and graduated in 1871.