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

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

  10. The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998) (TV) Played by Eddie Jones (as Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton)
  11. Lincoln (1992) (TV) Played by Fred Gwynne
  12. Ironclads (1991) (TV) Played by Burt Edwards (as Edwin M. Stanton)

  13. "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)
  14. "The Blue and the Gray"
        - Part 1 (1982) TV episode, Played by John Rolloff (as Secretary of War Stanton)
  15. The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980) (TV) Played by Richard Dysart

  16. The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977) Played by Robert Middleton (as Edwin M. Stanton)
  17. "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
  18. They've Killed President Lincoln! (1971) (TV) Played by Robert Prosky (as Edwin M. Stanton)

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

  22. 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)
  23. The Plainsman (1936) Played by Edwin Maxwell (as Secretary of War Edwin Stanton)
  24. Abraham Lincoln (1930) Played by Oscar Apfel (as Secretary of War Stanton)
    ... aka "D.W. Griffith's 'Abraham Lincoln'" - USA (alternative title)

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

  26. 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)
Sec. Edwin Stanton: Grant, what do you hear from North Carolina?
General U.S. Grant: From Sherman? Only that he's got Johnson's army up a tree and doesn't know what its intentions are.
Sec. Edwin Stanton: Suppose that Rebel army's intention is not to surrender, but to fight. What then?
General U.S. Grant: Then, gentlemen, Hell will be hauled out of its shuck.
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