Quotes by: Edwin M. Stanton

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Edwin Stanton
27th United States Secretary of War
In office
January 20, 1862 – May 28, 1868
President Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Preceded by Simon Cameron
Succeeded by John Schofield
25th United States Attorney General
In office
December 20, 1860 – March 4, 1861
President James Buchanan
Preceded by Jeremiah Black
Succeeded by Edward Bates
Personal details
Born Edwin McMasters Stanton
(1814-12-19)December 19, 1814
Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.
Died December 24, 1869(1869-12-24) (aged 55)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic (Before 1862)
Republican (1862–1869)
Spouse(s) Mary Lamson (m. 1836–44)
Ellen Hutchison (m. 1856; his death 1869)
Education Kenyon College (1834)
Religion Episcopalianism

Come here immediately and see if you can find the murderer of the President.
Edwin M. Stanton
I know General Grant better than any other person in the country can know him. It was my duty to study him, and I did so day and night, when I saw him and when I did not see him, and now I tell you what I know, he cannot govern this country.
Edwin M. Stanton
The prisoners for better security against conversation shall have a canvas bag put over the head of each and tied around the neck, with a holes for proper breathing and eating, but not seeing.
Edwin M. Stanton
All persons harboring or secreting the conspirators or aiding their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and shall be subject to trial before a military commission, and the punishment of death.
Edwin M. Stanton
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