The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General G. G. Meade. August 27, 1863.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, D. C.,
MAJOR-GENERAL MEADE, Warrenton, Va.:
Walter, Rionese, Folancy, Lai, and Kuhn appealed to me for mercy, without giving any ground for it whatever. I understand these are very flagrant cases, and that you deem their punishment as being indispensable to the service. If I am not mistaken in this, please let them know at once that their appeal is denied.