To Edwin M. Stanton 
The writer of this is Gen. Grant's father. Let Mr. McKenezie be appointed if his services are needed. A. LINCOLN
Dec. 28. 1864
 AES-P, ISLA. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from Jesse R. Grant, Covington, Kentucky, November 10, 1864, recommending appointment of Alexander McKenzie of Kentucky as quartermaster. McKenzie was appointed captain and assistant quartermaster of Volunteers as of January 28, 1865.