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

To Joseph Holt [2]

January 17, 1865

Pardon on condition of serving out his time faithfully in his regiment. A. LINCOLN

Jan. 17. 1865

Pardon for unexecuted part of sentence. A. LINCOLN

Jan. 23, 1865

Annotation

[1]   ES and AES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 2361. Lincoln's endorsements appear on the court-martial record of Charles Brady, Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers, sentenced for absence without leave, to three years' imprisonment at hard labor and to have branded on his left hip the letter ``D'' three inches high. Holt noted that the sentence was ``excessively harsh.'' The first endorsement is in Hay's handwriting but signed by Lincoln.