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

To Lorenzo Thomas [1]
September 30, 1864

I have seen this man, who seems to be an intelligent & manly man, and whose story I believe to be true. If it does not invol[v]e much inconvenience, let the transfer he asks, be made.

Sep. 30. 1864 A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   AES-P, ISLA. Lincoln's endorsement is on a letter of David G. Lindsay, Company G, Ninetieth Pennsylvania Infantry, to Lorenzo Thomas, September 29, 1864: ``I inlisted in the 17th. Regt Pa. Cavalry and through some missunderstanding I was Sent to the 90th. Pa Infantry. My reason for my inlisting in the 17th. Pa Cavalry was that I had a Brother in that Regiment, and wished to be along with Him. . . . I most respectfully & earnestly request you Sir to transfer me to my proper Regiment the one in which I inlisted. . . .'' Private David Lindsay was ordered to be transferred to the Seventeenth Pennsylvania Cavalry on October 6, 1864 (AGO Special Orders No. 336).