To Edwin M. Stanton 
Submitted to the Secretary of War. The recommendations are excellent, & it is said that Col. Post was wounded, perhaps mortally at the late battles in front of Nashville. I commend the case to the special attention of the Secretary A. LINCOLN
Dec. 21, 1864
 AES, IHi. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter signed by Governor Richard Yates and other state officials of Illinois, November 29, 1864, recommending promotion of Colonel Philip Sidney Post, Fifty-ninth Illinois Volunteers, to brigadier general. Post was brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers as of December 16, 1864, the date of his citation for gallant and distinguished service in the battles before Nashville, Tennessee. In 1893 he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.