The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Instruction to the Judge-Advocate-General. January 12, 1863.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON CITY,
The Judge-Advocate-General is instructed to revise the proceedings of the court-martial in the case of Major-General Fitz-John Porter, and to report fully upon any legal questions that may have arisen in them, and upon the bearing of the testimony in reference to the charges and specifications exhibited against the accused, and upon which he was tried.