The American Civil War Erupts: The Attack on Fort Sumter
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Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet



President Abraham Lincoln with members of his cabinet on September 22, 1862. From left: Gideon Welles, secretary of the navy; Salmon P. Chase, secretary of the treasury; Montgomery Blair, postmaster general; William Seward, secretary of state; Caleb Smith, secretary of the interior; Edward Bates, attorney general, and Edwin Stanton, secretary of war.

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