Category Archives: Simon Cameron

October 14, 1861: Cameron visits Missouri

John C. Fremont The “Pathfinder”, Fremont, had overstepped his authority by attempting to free the slaves of secessionists in Missouri. Lincoln, after forcing him to rescind his proclamation, sent Secretary of War Simon Cameron to St. Louis, apparently to administer … Continue reading

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January 2, 1861: Lincoln starts forming his cabinet

Lincoln Cameron Seward From the New York Tribune: Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1861 Mr. Lincoln’s Cabinet. Republican circles were much agitated to-day, by the announcement that Mr. Seward had been appointed Secretary of State and Mr. Cameron Secretary of the … Continue reading

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