Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Edwin M. Stanton [1]

Please send the papers of Major Gansler, by the bearer, Mr. Longnecker. A. LINCOLN

Oct. 14. 1864


[1]   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.