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Secretaries of War and
Commanding Generals of the U.S. Army

The following are excerpts from the 2010 editions of Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army: Portraits and Biographical Sketches and Commanding Generals and Chiefs of Staff: Portraits and Biographical Sketches by William G. Bell.

Secretaries of War

  • Simon Cameron – Secretary of War from 5 March 1861 to 14 January 1862
  • Edwin M. Stanton – Secretary of War from 20 January 1862 to 28 May 1868

Commanding Generals of the United States Army