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    Edwin Stanton Carte de Visite Signed "Edwin M. Stanton." 2.5" x 3.75", with a Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Washington, D.C. imprint on verso. A chest up portrait of Lincoln's Secretary of War, dressed in a black suit. Signed on the mount below the albumen, with the caption "Entered according to Act of Congress by M.B. Brady & Co in the year 1865 in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia." Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) worked as an attorney in Pittsburgh before moving to Washington, D.C. where he served as Attorney General under President James Buchanan. In 1862, after Lincoln dismissed Secretary of War Simon Cameron, Stanton was nominated for the position and was confirmed on January 15, 1862. As Lincoln's new Secretary of War, Stanton set upon organizing the resources for the massive military machine that was the Union Army. While some generals believed Stanton to be overly cautious and prone to micromanaging, his skills greatly contributed to the Union victory. After Lincoln's assassination, it was Stanton who organized the manhunt for his killer. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Light toning throughout, with minor soiling on verso. The corners are somewhat worn. The top edge is slightly uneven, else good overall.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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