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The U.S. Senate, sitting in extraordinary session, confirms all of President Lincoln's cabinet choices

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03/05/1861
The day after the inauguration, the Senate swiftly confirmed the new President's cabinet choices.  These included William Seward for State, Salmon Chase for Treasury, Simon Cameron for the War Department,  Gideon Welles for the Navy, Caleb Smith for Interior, Montgomery Blair for the Post Office, and Edward Bates as Attorney-General.  President Lincoln had entertained them all for dinner together the day before he was sworn in.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America (Mansfield, OH: Estill & Co., 1866), 295.