Cabinet Meets to Discuss Military Situation

March 26, 1862

Usually, the Cabinet met in the President’s office in the second floor of the White House (now the “Lincoln Bedroom”).  Military maps, a favorite of the President Lincoln, were always close to the large table in the middle of the room around which they met.  Today, however, the Cabinet met in the office of Secretary Edwin M. Stanton in the War Department – just yards west of the White House.   Stanton’s office was less crowded than the second floor of the White House, where there were usually visitors seeking a meeting with President Lincoln.  Furthermore, the War Department’s telegraph office – where military news arrived – was located next to Stanton’s office.

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