Trent affair: Confederate Commissioners to Europe are captured by Unionists (37 words)

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In what becomes known as the Trent affair, also known as the Mason and Slidell Affair, Confederate Commissioners to Great Britain and France are seized from a British ship by Unionists, but subsequently released after Britain protests.

Citation:
Editors. "Trent affair: Confederate Commissioners to Europe are captured by Unionists". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18420, accessed 04 December 2016.]


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  1. American Civil War