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    Smile Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton

    Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton.


    What could the above refer to? A friend of mine asked me the above, and I'm not so sure what it means. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton

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    Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton.


    What could the above refer to? A friend of mine asked me the above, and I'm not so sure what it means. Thanks.
    Edwin McMasters Stanton (December 19, 1814 December 24, 1869), was an American lawyer, politician, United States Attorney General in 1860-61 and Secretary of War through most of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era.

    Edwin M. Stanton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Smile Re: Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Edwin McMasters Stanton (December 19, 1814 December 24, 1869), was an American lawyer, politician, United States Attorney General in 1860-61 and Secretary of War through most of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era.

    Edwin M. Stanton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Thanks, Riverkid.
    Now I get it.
    By the way, what does secretary of war mean in the context? Is it his private secretary during the war or the USA's secretarty

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    Default Re: Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton

    It is a ministerial position within the government.

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    Default Re: Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton

    Thanks, Anglika.
    I get it now.

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    Default Re: Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is a ministerial position within the government.

    Thanks, Anglika.

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