Congratulations to Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, crowned Lincoln’s best cabinet member in our #CottageMadness 2018! He beat out No. 1 overall seed Secretary of State William Seward by just two votes! Click here for the final bracket.
If Stanton were here to accept the award, he’d probably give us a gruff order to get back to work, before secretly congratulating himself on beating out Seward. Perhaps it was fate for “Mars” to win, since we hosted a Cottage Conversation in March with author Walter Stahr where he and Jared Peatman discussed his new book, Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary. Stay tuned for footage from this event.
Thanks to everyone who voted!