I am trying to track down Pittsburgh lawyer Edwin M Stanton.I found a reference to President Abraham Lincoln's secret visit to Pittsburgh around May 1861 with the Lincoln family.I am wondering if anyone would know about this visit.
Some pictures were discovered of the party in the ferry boat just west of Pittsburgh.
Abraham Lincoln with a very short beard
Col Elmer Ellsworth- body guard
Ward Hill Lamon- body guard
Dr David Metheny- local Pittsburgh MD
William Wallace Lincoln- The President's son
Thomas Lincoln - The president's other son
Albert Edwards - William's friend
Lockwood Todd - Mary Todd's cousin
Francis Todd Wallace- married to Dr William Wallace
Margaret Todd Kellogg - 1/2 sister to Mary Todd
John Hay - Lincoln's personal secretary
Levin Handy- nephew of Photographer Mathew Brady.
Jack Boyle - Ferry Boat owner of the boat the picture was taken on.
I know Abraham Lincoln visited Pittsburgh Feb 14 1861 on the death of four Lewis Children by Typhoid Fever.Benjamin P Thomas states on page 68 in his book STANTON, that Edwin M Stanton's wife Ellen Hutchison was a descendant of Meriwether Lewis.