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

To Stephen G. Burbridge [1]

Major General Burbridge Executive Mansion,
Lexington, Ky. Washington, Sep 26. 1864.

Terrible complaints are being made as to the discharge of Meade at Louisville. Please report the particulars of the case, including grounds of discharge. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 180. J. Bates Dickson, Burbridge's assistant adjutant general, telegraphed on September 27: ``Gen Burbridge is absent with his command & cannot be communicated with at present No one here knows any thing in regard to the discharge of Mead. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).

No further reference to Meade (or Mead) has been found.