A certain western Colonel in Major-General Grant’s army, took advantage of a sick-furlough to canvas for a nomination to Congress. On application for an extension of his furlough, Gen. Grant wrote on back of it, as follows:

“If Col. —– is able to travel over his district to electioneer for Congress, he is able to be with his regiment, and he is hereby ordered to join it immediately, or be dismissed from the service.”

Originally posted 2009-03-15 03:20:08.

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