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U.S. Senate confirms Edwin M. Stanton's nomination as Secretary of War on a vote of 36-2

Edwin McMasters Stanton, detail
01/15/1862
Edwin McMasters Stanton was President Lincoln's choice to succeed Simon Cameron as Secretary of War.  As a lifelong Democrat, Buchanan's Attorney General, and a strong opponent of secession, his appontment was generally welcomed as a cementing of Northern unity. His nomination was confirmed in the United States Senate 36-2, with only Republicans Samuel Pomeroy of Kansas and James Grimes of Iowa voting against.  Stanton served in that post until 1868.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Important  from Washington," New York Times, January 16, 1862.

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