To Edwin M. Stanton 
Please send the papers of Major Gansler, by the bearer, Mr. Longnecker. A. LINCOLN
Oct. 14. 1864
 ALS, owned by John D. Lippy, Jr., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Longnecker was probably Henry C. Longnecker of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Major W. H. Gansler, Forty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers had been dismissed for cowardice at Sabine Cross Roads and Pleasant Hill on April 8 and 9, 1864. (AGO Special Orders No. 169, May 6, 1864). On October 17, ``By direction of the President, so much of Special Orders, No. 169 . . . as relates to Major W. H. Gansler, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers, is hereby revoked, and he is honorably discharged, on tender of resignation. . . .'' (AGO Special Orders No. 350). Although the name appears as ``Gansler'' in Special Orders, it is ``Gausler'' on the roster of the regiment.