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Edwin McMasters Stanton was an American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration during most of the American Civil War. Stanton's management helped organize the massive military resources of the North and guide the Union to victory. However, he was criticized by many Union generals for perceived over-cautiousness and micromanagement. He also organized the manhunt for Lincoln's killer, John Wilkes Booth.
  • Personal 

  • Ancestry 

  • Return to Steubenville 

  • Attorney in Pittsburgh 

  • ''McCormick v. Manny'' and second marriage 

  • Emergence in Washington 

  • Daniel Sickles trial 

  • In Buchanan's cabinet 

  • Cameron's advisor 

  • Early days in office 

  • General-in-Chief 

  • War rages on 

  • End of the war 

  • Lincoln assassinated 

  • Sherman's truce 

  • Reconstruction 

  • Impeachment 

  • Campaigning in 1868 

  • Illness worsens 

  • Death and funeral 

  • Stanton on U.S. postage 

  • Legacy 

  • In popular culture