Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  90

To Joseph Holt [1]

Judge Advocate General please procure record & papers & report on this case. A. LINCOLN

Nov. 4. 1864

Annotation

[1]   AES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, LL 2237. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a petition in behalf of Captain Frank B. Holt, First New Jersey Volunteers, dismissed for disobedience of orders. Judge Holt reported that there was room for executive clemency, and Lincoln directed that ``so much of Special Orders, No. 280, August 25th, 1864, as dismissed Captain F. B. Holt, 1st New Jersey Volunteers, is hereby revoked, and he is honorably discharged the service. . . .'' (AGO Special Orders No. 409, November 21, 1864).