LS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 333. Brigadier General Getty replied the same day: ``I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your telegram of this date suspending the execution of Private Hicks 67th Pa Vols'' (DLC-RTL).
On the court-martial record in the case of Private James L. Hicks, sentenced on charges of desertion, appears Lincoln's endorsement, ``Pardon, March 22. 1865 A. LINCOLN.'' (DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, LL 3119). The roster of the Sixty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers shows Hicks as mustered out with his regiment on July 14, 1865.