Abraham Lincoln - This character assumes the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus and impose martial law.
William H. Seward - This is the Secretary of State and true leader of the Republican Party.
Edwin M. Stanton - This is the Secretary of War who issues the first nationwide suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.
Ulysses S. Grant - This Brigadier General allows depopulation of rebel areas but forbids summary executions.
F. C. Ainsworth - This head of the War Department's Record and Pension Office records 13,535 civilian prisoners during the Civil War.
Joseph Aubuchon - This is the first civilian in U.S. history tried by military commission.
Edward Bates - This Attorney General produces a 26-page report on the writ of habeas corpus, offering a Jacksonian defense of the competency of the three branches to interpret the Constitution independently.
E. R. S. Camby...
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