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Edwin L. Stanton Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0053

The letter is dated June 13, 1864, and was written by Edwin L. Stanton to Mrs. Elwood Fisher in Indianapolis, Indiana. The letter informs her that the Secretary of War had granted her permission to see and converse with her son, a prisoner of war at Camp Morton in Indiana.

Dates

  • 1864 June 13

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter written by Edwin L. Stanton informing the mother of a Confederate soldier that the Secretary of War had granted her permission to see and converse with her son, a prisoner of war at Camp Morton in Indiana.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in 1842, Edwin Lamson Stanton was the son of Mary Anne Lamson Stanton (1836-1844) and Edward McMaster Stanton (1814-1869), who was President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War during the United States Civil War. In 1863, Edwin L. Stanton graduated from Kenyan College and was appointed Secretary of the District of Columbia by President Grant in 1871, and again in 1874. Stanton also served as Governor of the District of Columbia. He died on September 15th, 1877 at the age of 35.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated by Harriet Greve in July 1951.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480