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Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869) Pass for John Ford

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02011 Author/Creator: Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 2 June 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed by Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War. Pass for John Ford to visit the stage and private boxes in Ford's Theatre.

People: Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869.
Ford, John, fl. 1855-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Assassination Lincoln Assassination, Lincoln's Cabinet, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Military Law, Law, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War