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

To Grenville M. Dodge [1]

Major Gen. Dodge Executive Mansion
St. Louis, Mo. Washington, Dec. 13. 1864

Please suspend the sending South of Mrs. Nancy H. Thompson, wife of Gideon H. Thompson, of Platte Co. Mo. but now in rebel army, until further order, & in mean time, ascertain and report to me whether there is any thing, & what, against her, except that her husband is a rebel. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 259. Major General Grenville M. Dodge relieved Rosecrans as commander of the Department of the Missouri (AGO General Orders No. 294, December 2, 1864). No further reference to Mrs. Nancy Thompson has been found. There are references in the Official Records to Colonel Gideon W. (not H.) Thompson of the Confederate Army.