He was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and educated in Maysville, Kentucky. He attended West Point for a time, but eventually quit the school. He later made a living as an editor and later as a lawyer. During the American Civil War, Stanton served as the adjutant general of the Confederate States of America. Afterward, he returned to his editing. Stanton died in Frankfort, Kentucky, in 1899.
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- Kent, Charles William, ed. (1997). Southern Poems. Selected, Arranged and Edited with Biographical Notes Electronic ed. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Accessed 13 December 2005.