Edwin McMasters Stanton, 19 Dec 1814 - 24 Dec 1869 Search this
Object: 61 x 40.6 x 36.2cm (24 x 16 x 14 1/4")
c. 1873 (after 1868 original)
In this group sculpture, General Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885; standing, left) lays out his plans for an all-out, unrelenting campaign against the Confederacy in Virginia and throughout the South to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814–1869) and a seated President Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865). Stanton described this actual council of war, which occurred in Washington, D.C., in August 1864.
The artist patented this sculpture in 1868 and sold plaster replicas such as this one for twenty-five dollars.