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


[1]   AES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 2203. Lincoln's endorsement is written on the court-martial record of Private Frank Carpenter, alias Harry J. Carpenter, Third Vermont Volunteers, sentenced to be shot for desertion. General Augur had approved the sentence. Although Lincoln's later endorsement pardoning Carpenter is missing, the jacket covering the papers indicates that Carpenter was pardoned and returned to his regiment on March 7 (9?), and the Roster of Company K, Third Vermont Regiment, lists Franklin Carpenter as pardoned on March 9 and returned to his regiment on March 23, 1865.