Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Joseph Holt [1]

January 17, 1865

Unexecuted part of sentence remitted, on condition that prisoner serves with his regiment to the end of it's term, if it has not already ended. A. LINCOLN

Jan. 17. 1865.

Annotation

[1]   AES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, LL 2048. Lincoln's endorsement appears on the court-martial record of Isaac R. Simmons, Third Volunteer Cavalry, sentenced on charges of desertion, to dishonorable discharge, loss of pay, and imprisonment for three years on Dry Tortugas.