Lincoln and  Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton

“He is the Rock on the Beach of Our National Ocean”

By George W. Julian, By Owen Lovejoy


“If Stanton Said I was a Damned Fool”

By George W. Julian, By Owen Lovejoy


“Act From a Favorite Child”

By Leonard Grover


Lincoln Appointed Stanton as Secretary of War

By George F. Harding, January 13, 1862



Lincoln and Secretary of Treasury Salmon P. Chase

“I would not Hesitate a Moment”

By Henry Wilson, By John G. Nicolay, By John Hay, December 1864


“I Know Meaner Things about Governor Chase”

By Noah Brooks, December 1864


“I should have been Recreant to my Convictions of Duty”

By John B. Alley, December 1864


“I should Despise myself”

By Augustus Frank, By Francis B. Carpenter, December 1864


“Would Rather have Swallowed his Buckhorn Chair”

By Gideon Welles,By Zachariah T. Chandler, December 1864



Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward

“Mr. Lincoln’s unselfish magnanimity”

By John G. Nicolay, April 1, 1861