To Andrew G. Curtin 
Gov. Curtin War Department, Washington, D.C.,
Harrisburg, Pa. Oct. 11 1864.
On looking up the Col. Stover case this morning I find we could not, without further information, be at all justified in ordering him to be mustered. I hope it can be made straight; but the record as it stands is too bad. A copy will be immediately sent you by mail.
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 196. See Lincoln to Curtin, October 10, supra. Curtin wrote Lincoln again on November 2, asking action on Stover's case: ``If the charges are true he is unfit for honorable position. . . . If they are not true he should command his regiment. . . .'' (DLC-RTL). The roster of the One Hundred Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers lists Colonel John H. Stover as mustered out with his regiment on July 14, 1865.