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This is the grave of Edwin Stanton. Born in 1814 in Steubenville, Ohio, Stanton was a sickly boy, afflicted with asthma. His father was a reasonably successful doctor but when he died in 1827, the family was flung into poverty. Young Edwin started working for a bookseller and managed to go to Kenyon College for […]

Fort Monroe

On May 6, 2018

I haven’t blogged in a few days because I’ve been spending your generous donations seeing graves of many of the most despicable humans in American history. And a few good ones too. But rea

This is the grave of Horatio Seymour. This terrible person was born in Pompey Hill, New York in 1810. He became a lawyer in 1832 after attending several colleges. But he never practiced, instead managing the family businesses and entering into politics. He became a protege of William Marcy, noted northern servant of the slave […]
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