The Trent Affair
Nov 8 1861
In the middle of the Civil War, two Confederate emissaries to Great Britain were detained. Claiming that the Union Navy was interfering with "their diplomatic mission", both the Confederacy and Great Britain denounced the imprisonment of the two.
This could have led to a war of the US against Britain and France while at the same time putting down the Confe…
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