AES, DNA WR RG 94, U.S. Military Academy, 1865, No. 93. Lincoln's endorsement appears on an envelope from John A. Bingham with recommendations of Corporal Hayden De Lany, Thirtieth Ohio Volunteers, for West Point. Lincoln also endorsed an envelope containing additional recommendations: ``West-Point---a good case.'' (Ibid.). De Lany entered West Point in July, 1865, and was commissioned second lieutenant in the Ninth U.S. Infantry on September 11, 1867.
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