ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 206. See Lincoln to Meade, September 20, supra. James K. Moorhead telegraphed Lincoln on October 12: ``Please stay the execution of Peter Gilner sixty second (62) Pa Letter by mail'' (DLC-RTL). Moorhead's letter has not been found, but a second telegram on October 15 read: ``Have you respited or pardoned Peter Gilner ans'' (ibid.). AGO Special Orders No. 355, October 19, 1864, ordered that the unexecuted portion of Private Peter Gilner's sentence be remitted and that he be released from imprisonment and discharged the service.
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