2007-03-10 11:53:16 UTC
A pro-Breckinridge Democrat who was Attorney General under President
James Buchanan (1860-61) and Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln
and Andrew Johnson(1862-68).
I knew that most in his Cabinet were political rivals, but I
usually think of them as being Republician. Even though I have read
it before, I've forgotten that some were also Democrats, and Edwin
Stanton was in the previous administration.
Thanks to the internet, you can get lost in very informative tales
of that era. The link below was enjoyable to read.