Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder: S1266
Scope and Contents There are three items in this collection. The oldest is a certificate signed by President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton conferring on A. D. Streight the rank of Brigadier General by brevet, from March 13, 1865. The document is dated April 9, 1866. There are illustrations on the black and white thick paper, plus a large blue seal. The second item is a portrait of bearded General Streight dressed in a suit with a vest and necktie. This picture is a brown and...
Scope and Contents This collection consist primarily of correspondence and papers from Morton’s Senatorial career with an emphasis on the 1876 presidential election and Louisiana politics in 1873 and 1874. There is also family correspondence, financial papers, speeches and notes on Republican politics, the Civil War, secession, and Reconstruction.Correspondents include Schuyler Colfax, Henry W. Halleck, Andrew Johnson, Henry S. Lane, Abraham Lincoln, George B. McClellan, Joaquin Miller, William H....
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection consists of Colfax's correspondence from 1841 to 1884 regarding Whig and Republican Party politics in Indiana and nationally. Also included are letters from Indiana officers in the Civil War regarding promotions and assignments; Colfax's letters on routine business as Speaker of the House and Vice President; his letters regarding speaking engagements; letters to his wife regarding his role in the "Credit Mobilier" affair in 1875; and letters regarding his...