One page, 7.75 x 10, War Department, Washington, March 14, 1862, marked Private and General Butler marked at the top, reads in part: Dear Sir, Will you please cause the operations of General Butlers Quarter Master, Capt. Signed Yours Truly, Edwin M. Captain Georges transgressions may be lost to history but it is known that he was discharged from service just six days later on March 20, 1862 and his appointment negated by the U. Letter is toned, else legible and in very good condition. Stanton Civil War Content Autograph Letters Signed as Secretary of War. This is a small two page(front and back) 6 x 4, autograph letter dated March 11, 1862, Washington, to General John E. Wool, which reads in part: Let the name of the gun heretofore Known as the Floyd be changed & hereafter be Called the Lincoln – What are you now doing with the 2 big guns – Can they be Mounted on the beach for defense do you want any aid in mounting them? In the early days of the Civil War, Wools decisive moves helped secure Ft. Monroe, Virginia for the Union. This vital fort overlooked the Chesapeake Bay and Stantons letter most likely addresses Wools preparation for holding the fort. Edwin McMasters Stanton (December 19, 1814 December 24, 1869) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of War. Under the Lincoln Administration. During most of the American Civil War. Stanton’s management helped organize the massive military resources of the North. And guide the Union to victory. He also organized the manhunt for Lincoln’s killer, John Wilkes Booth. However, he was criticized by many Union generals for perceived over-cautiousness and micromanagement. After Lincoln’s assassination. Stanton remained as the Secretary of War under the new President Andrew Johnson. During the first years of Reconstruction. He opposed the lenient policies of Johnson towards the former Confederate States. Johnson’s attempt to dismiss Stanton ultimately led to President Johnson being impeached by the Radical Republicans. In the House of Representatives. By Johnson’s successor, Ulysses S. However, he died four days after his nomination was confirmed by the Senate. This is a great piece of Civil War History. The item “(2) Handwritten Letter and Note – Edwin M. Stanton – Secretary of War Signed” is in sale since Tuesday, October 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “lcwilks” and is located in Seymour, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
- Signed by: Edwin M. Stanton
- Original/Reproduction: Original