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

To John F. Miller [1]

Executive Mansion,
To the Commanding Officer Washington,
at Nashville Tenn 27 January, 1865.

Let execution in case of Cornelius E. Peacher be stayed until further orders. A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   LS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 308. See Lincoln to Miller, January 11, supra. Lincoln approved the sentence of Peacher on January 27 and ordered execution (DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, OO 1188), but sent this telegram afterwards. No record of further action by Lincoln has been found. General Miller telegraphed on January 31: ``Your dispatch ordering that the execution of C. E. Peacher be stayed until further orders has been recd'' (DLC-RTL).