Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  169

To Caleb H. Carlton [1]

Officer in command at Executive Mansion,
Chattanooga Tenn. Washington, Dec. 16. 1864.

It is said that Harry Walters private in the Anderson Cavalry is now, and for a long time has been in prison at Chattanooga. Please report to me what is his condition, and for what he is imprisoned. A. LINCOLN

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[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 262. Colonel Caleb H. Carlton, Eighty-ninth Ohio Volunteers, was in command at Chattanooga, but no reply to Lincoln's telegram has been found. Harry Walters of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry (known as ``Anderson Cavalry'' because recruited to serve as bodyguard to General Robert Anderson) is listed as discharged on a surgeon's certificate in February, 1865.