Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 7.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Joseph Holt [1]

Will the Judge Advocate General procure the record and make a report on this case. A. LINCOLN

Sep. 8. 1864

Annotation

[1]   AES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 2260. Lincoln's endorsement is written on the court-martial record of Private John J. Skinner, Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, sentenced for desertion to three years' imprisonment at hard labor. On January 23, 1865, Lincoln endorsed the report ``Pardon on condition of re-enlisting and faithfully serving his time.''