On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1814

  • Dec 1 August Rockel, composer

Person of interestEdwin Stanton

Dec 19 Edwin Stanton, US Secretary of War during most of the American Civil War (1861-65) and US Attorney General (1860-61), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1869)

US Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
US Secretary of War
Edwin Stanton
  • Dec 25 Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)
  • Dec 27 James Henry Carleton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lubec, Maine (d. 1873)