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

To Ulysses S. Grant [1]

Lieut. Gen. Grant Executive Mansion,
City-Point, Va. Washington, Jan. 12. 1865.

If Henry Stork of, 5th. Pa. Cavalry has been convicted of desertion, and is not yet executed, please stay till further order & send record. A. LINCOLN

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[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 287. On January 10, 1865, James K. Moorhead wrote Lincoln:

``I respectfully ask that the record in the case of Henry Stork private 5th Pa Cavalry tried at City Point for desertion some ten days since, be ordered here and execution of sentence deferred until approved.

``Please do this promptly and oblige. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).

On January 13, Grant replied to Lincoln's telegram that he would stay execution of Henry Stork if he was still alive. (DLC-Grant Papers).

The roster of the Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry lists Henry Stork of Company C as mustered out with the company on August 7, 1865.