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The Resource Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr

Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr

Label
Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary
Title
Stanton
Title remainder
Lincoln's war secretary
Statement of responsibility
Walter Stahr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814–1869) was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War. He organized the war effort. He directed military movements from his telegraph office, where Lincoln literally hung out with him. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for “war crimes,” such as resisting the draft or calling for an armistice. Stanton was so controversial that some accused him at that time of complicity in Lincoln’s assassination. He was a stubborn genius who was both reviled and revered in his time. Stanton was a Democrat before the war and a prominent trial lawyer. He opposed slavery, but only in private. He served briefly as President Buchanan’s Attorney General and then as Lincoln’s aggressive Secretary of War. On the night of April 14, 1865, Stanton rushed to Lincoln’s deathbed and took over the government since Secretary of State William Seward had been critically wounded the same evening. He informed the nation of the President’s death, summoned General Grant to protect the Capitol, and started collecting the evidence from those who had been with the Lincolns at the theater in order to prepare a murder trial. Now with this worthy complement to the enduring library of biographical accounts of those who helped Lincoln preserve the Union, Stanton honors the indispensable partner of the sixteenth president. Walter Stahr’s essential book is the first major biography of Stanton in fifty years, restoring this underexplored figure to his proper place in American history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stahr, Walter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stanton, Edwin M.
  • Cabinet officers
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
Label
Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-696) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 743 pages
Isbn
9781476739304
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017022628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-696) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 743 pages
Isbn
9781476739304
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017022628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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