To Edwin M. Stanton 
I submit this high recommendation by Gen. Grant of Maj. Hammond, to the special consideration of the Sec. of War.
July 19. 1864 A. LINCOLN
 AES-F, The Month at Goodspeeds, February, 1932, p. 172. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from General Grant, July 17, 1864, recommending Major John H. Hammond, assistant adjutant general at Louisville, Kentucky, for appointment as brigadier general to command colored troops (ibid.). Hammond was brevetted brigadier general as of October 31, 1864.