Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton

Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (HMMN8)

Location: Steubenville, OH 43952 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 21.582', W 80° 36.826'

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Born in Steubenville in 1814, Edwin McMasters Stanton studied at Kenyon College and opened his law practice in Cadiz in 1836. The grandson of North Carolina slaveholders, Stanton opposed slavery. A successful railroad attorney and War Democrat at the beginning of the Civil War, he accepted the challenge of reorganizing President Abraham Lincoln's War Department. Stanton enforced unpopular draft laws, fought draft, restricted the press, and nationalized the railroads. An effective planner and logistician, Stanton moved 20,000 soldiers more than 1,200 miles in a week by railroad to relieve the siege of Chattanooga in 1863. Following Lincoln's assassination, Stanton clashed with President Andrew Johnson and provoked the act that led to Johnson's impeachment. He died four days after President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1869.
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HM NumberHMMN8
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number7-41
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Scotts Company-Founded by a Civil War Veteran, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 532795 N 4467753
Decimal Degrees40.35970000, -80.61376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 21.582', W 80° 36.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 21' 34.92" N, 80° 36' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-319 Market St, Steubenville OH 43952, US
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