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Title: Edwin M. Stanton

Description: Edwin M. Stanton (Edwin McMasters Stanton; December 19, 1814-December 24, 1869), American attorney, politician and U.S. Secretary of War (January 20, 1862-May 28, 1868); Stanton was a brilliant organizer and supervisor of the War Department during the Civil War, but, as a zealot abolitionist persecuted Union officers and citizens he suspected of having Southern sympathies and, during the trial of the conspirators involved in the Lincoln assassination, Stanton, evidence shows, tampered with witnesses and rigged the military tribunal that sentenced four of the defendants to death and sent others to long prison terms (some claims were later made that he had had a part in that conspiracy to kill Lincoln in that he was adamantly opposed to Lincoln's conciliatory policies toward the South once the war ended); Stanton openly clashed with President Andrew Johnson about his Reconstruction policies and when Johnson fired him as Secretary of War, Stanton refused to leave the post, barricading himself in his offices, which brought about Johnson's impeachment (he was acquitted by one vote in the U.S. Senate); Stanton resigned in 1869 and died shortly thereafter, remaining an enigma to many;

Category: American Civil War

Keywords: American Civil War, attorneys, politicians, U.S. secretaries of war, War Against the South: War Between the States, War for the South, War for the Southern Confederacy, War for the Union, War of the Rebellion.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1800 x 1715 (3.09 MPixels) (1.05)

Print Size: 15.2 x 14.5 cm; 6.0 x 5.7 inches

File Size: 8.86 MB (9,288,724 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000260121

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection


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