"The Lincoln Log On This Day." Telegraph – Herald (Dubuque). Telegraph Herald (Dubuque). 2009. HighBeam Research. 29 Aug. 2009 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
||August 13, 1863: President Lincoln writes to Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt regarding Major Alexander Montgomery’s dismissal from the Army. Montgomery allegedly remarked that "President Lincoln ought to have his dam’d black heart cut out for issuing his proclamation of Emancipation." Lincoln writes, "As the principal charge, can be given the appearance at least of being merely personally offensive to me, and as [Montgomery] denies it, I think he should have a Court- Martial, rather than to abide my arbitrary dismissal. Please give him the Court-Martial if he desires it."
|Army TJAG Holt- credit Wikipedia.