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Everette Peabody.

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When Little Mac's message reached the War Department, Major Johnson sent for Sanford, who at once said that the charge made by McClellan was false, and that he, as military supervisor of telegrams, would not allow it to go before the Secretary of War. He then directed the despatch to be recopied, omitting the trivia questions lines, and the revised copy was delivered to Stanton.


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There is a 2016 thread on this subject, A bit too f a debate if Stanton and Lincoln ever saw those two sentences.
But I believe the question's answer intent surrounds those lines being vetted from the original document.

Just spent the last hour reading on this subject and there is no agreement on who vetted those lines.

 

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Edward S. Sanford, Head of the War Department Telegraph, felt this remark was too flammatory and removed it from the message before passing the telegram on to Edward Stanton, Secretary of War. Stanton and Lincoln did not know of this excerpt till later.
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ANSWER: Col. Everett Peabody

SOURCE: Wiley Sword, Shiloh: Bloody April

bonus Answer: After McClellan telegraphed this on June 28, 1862 to Stanton, the head of the War Department’s telegraph office, Colonel Edward S. Sanford, was so shocked by these sentences that he ordered them deleted before handing the telegraph to Stanton and Lincoln. Lincoln and Stanton didn’t know about these two sentences until McClellan published them in his official report on the Peninsula Campaign on August 5, 1863.
Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln5/1:646?rgn=div1;view=fulltext; OR XI part 1 p. 5 and p. 61; The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac by Jeffry D. Wert

Edit - Note that the bonus question did not ask who wrote the sentences, nor did it ask to whom the message that included those sentences was intended to be delivered. As long as players mentioned the fact that the sentences were deleted by someone in the telegraph office, they were given credit for a correct answer.

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