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Steubenville in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton

 
 
Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
1. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton Marker
Inscription. Born in Steubenville in 1814, Edwin McMasters Stanton studied at Kenyon College and opened his law practice in Cadiz in 1836. The grandson of North Carolina slaveholders, Stanton opposed slavery. A successful railroad attorney and War Democrat at the beginning of the Civil War, he accepted the challenge of reorganizing President Abraham Lincoln's War Department. Stanton enforced unpopular draft laws, fought draft, restricted the press, and nationalized the railroads. An effective planner and logistician, Stanton moved 20,000 soldiers more than 1,200 miles in a week by railroad to relieve the siege of Chattanooga in 1863. Following Lincoln's assassination, Stanton clashed with President Andrew Johnson and provoked the act that led to Johnson's impeachment. He died four days after President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1869.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Scotts Company-Founded by a Civil War Veteran, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 21.582′ N, 80° 36.826′ W. Marker is in Steubenville, Ohio
Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
2. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton Marker
View of historical marker at it's location on the southeast corner of the Jefferson County Courthouse Square. The featured historical marker is the one on the far left of the picture. In the center of the picture is a statue of Edwin M. Stanton.
, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and North 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east on Market Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown business district, at the southeast corner of the Jefferson County Courthouse Square. Marker is in this post office area: Steubenville OH 43952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwin McMasters Stanton (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Maine (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Steuben (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Land Office (about 500 feet away); North-West Corner of Fort Steuben (about 600 feet away); This Old Federal Land Office (about 600 feet away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Steubenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edwin McMasters Stanton. This is a link to a site that discusses the background of those involved in the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Edwin M. Stanton. This is a link provided by NNDB. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Edwin M. Stanton Biography. This is a link provided
Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
3. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton Marker
A more distant view from across the street showing the historical marker situated in the southeast corner of the Jefferson County Courthouse Square, the featured marker being on the left side of the picture. In the center of the picture is a statue of Edwin M. Stanton.
by the Civil War 100 by Robert Wooster. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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