President Andrew Johnson suspends Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton

August 12, 1867

President Andrew Johnson suspends Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton

On August 12, 1867, President Andrew Johnson issued an Executive Order which suspended Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War. Stanton was ordered to transfer "all records, books, and other property now in your custody and charge" to General Ulysses S. Grant.

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