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Edwin Stanton (Character)
from Lincoln (2012)

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Secretary of War under President Abraham Lincoln. See more »
Alternate Names:
Edwin M. Stanton / Sec. Edwin Stanton / Sec. of War Edwin Stanton / Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton / Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton / Secretary of War Edwin Stanton / Secretary of War Stanton


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  1. Trip to the Moon (2017) Played by Gys de Villiers

  2. Lincoln's Last Day (2015) (TV) Played by Daniel Jones
  3. "Drunk History"
        - Chicago (2013) TV episode, Played by Matt Besser
  4. Killing Lincoln (2013) (TV) Played by Graham Beckel
  5. Saving Lincoln (2013) Played by Robert Craighead
  6. Lincoln (2012) Played by Bruce McGill
  7. Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012) (V) Played by Bernie Ask
  8. The Conspirator (2010) Played by Kevin Kline

  9. Lincoln: American Mastermind (2009) (TV) Played by Scott Zeiss (as Edwin M. Stanton)
  10. Lost River: Lincoln's Secret Weapon (2009) Played by Reb Moorehead
  11. No Retreat from Destiny: The Battle That Rescued Washington (2006) (V) Played by Walter Schoen (as Sec. of War Edwin Stanton)

  12. "Touched by an Angel"
        - Beautiful Dreamer (1998) TV episode, Played by Jesse Bennett (as Edwin M. Stanton)
  13. The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998) (TV) Played by Eddie Jones (as Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton)
  14. Lincoln (1992) (TV) Played by Fred Gwynne
  15. Ironclads (1991) (TV) Played by Burt Edwards (as Edwin M. Stanton)

  16. "Lincoln" (1988) TV series Played by Jon DeVries (as Secretary of War Edwin Stanton)
    ... aka "Gore Vidal's Lincoln" - USA (video title), USA (DVD title)
  17. "The Blue and the Gray"
        - Part 1 (1982) TV episode, Played by John Rolloff (as Secretary of War Stanton)
  18. The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980) (TV) Played by Richard Dysart

  19. The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977) Played by Robert Middleton (as Edwin M. Stanton)
  20. "Lincoln"
    ... aka "Sandburg's Lincoln" - USA (complete title)
        - The Last Days (1976) TV episode, Played by Bert Freed (as Sec. Edwin Stanton)
        - Sad Figure, Laughing (1975) TV episode, Played by Bert Freed
  21. They've Killed President Lincoln! (1971) (TV) Played by Robert Prosky (as Edwin M. Stanton)

  22. "Screen Directors Playhouse"
        - Lincoln's Doctor's Dog (1955) TV episode, Played by Willis Bouchey
  23. The Gun That Won the West (1955) Played by Richard H. Cutting (as Edwin M. Stanton)
  24. "You Are There"
        - The Capture of John Wilkes Booth (April 26, 1865) (1953) TV episode, Played by Lawrence Dobkin (as Secretary of War Stanton)

  25. Lincoln in the White House (1939) Played by Raymond Brown (as Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton)
    ... aka "Technicolor Classics (1938-1939 season) #4: Lincoln in the White House" - USA (series title)
    ... aka "Technicolor Classics (1951-1952 season) #3: Lincoln in the White House" - USA (series title)
  26. The Plainsman (1936) Played by Edwin Maxwell (as Secretary of War Edwin Stanton)
  27. Abraham Lincoln (1930) Played by Oscar Apfel (as Secretary of War Stanton)
    ... aka "D.W. Griffith's 'Abraham Lincoln'" - USA (alternative title)

  28. In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922) Played by William De Vaull (as Edwin M. Stanton)

  29. The Seventh Son (1912) Played by Tefft Johnson (as Secretary of War Stanton)

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From "Lincoln: The Last Days (#2.3)" (1976)
Abraham Lincoln: When news comes from Sherman, I'm confident it will be good.
Sec. Edwin Stanton: And your confidence is based on what?
Abraham Lincoln: A dream. It's a dream I had last night. I seemed to be aboard some singular, indescribable vessel and to be approaching very rapidly a distant, indefinite shore. I'll allow it's odd, but I had this identical dream just preceding news of Sumter, and Bull Run, and Antietam, Gettysburg, Stone River, and just before the taking of Vicksburg. And last night I dreamt it again. I'm certain that awesome news is forthcoming.
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