Lincoln Letters - July 27, 1863
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|September 03, 1837||May 26, 1860||February 21, 1863||October 26, 1863||February 27, 1865|
|February 05, 1847||June 17, 1861||January 09, 1863||September 19, 1864||April 02, 1865|
|July 28, 1859||December 26, 1861||July 27, 1863||October 19, 1864|
Captain Charles Bryant Stivers was reinstated by President Lincoln less than thirty days after his dismissal. His military pension was suspended later in his life when President Benjamin Harrison questioned the fact that Lincoln did not receive congressional approval for the reinstatement. Despite several bills that were passed by the House and Senate, his pension was not continued. His father-in-law, General Gabriel Paul was left totally blind by the wound he received at Gettysburg. He may have been at a different command save for his wife's insistance directly to President Lincoln that her husband be promoted to a Brig. General.