Edwin L. Stanton Letter
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.
- 1864 June 13
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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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.
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.
This material is in one folder.
This collection was donated by Harriet Greve in July 1951.