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The Trent Affair - James Mason and John Slidell are brought to the U.S. sloop of war San Jacinto as prisoners.

The Trent Affair - James Mason and John Slidell are brought to the U.S. sloop of war San Jacinto as prisoners.

Seizure at Sea: The Trent Affair: USS San Jacinto stops RMS Trent.

Seizure at Sea: The Trent Affair

Seizure at Sea: The Trent Affair: USS San Jacinto stops RMS Trent.

Civil War Knowledge Cards Trent Affair Photo USA War Mason Slidell Confederacy

Details about Civil War Knowledge Cards Trent Affair Photo USA War Mason Slidell Confederacy

Civil War Knowledge Cards Trent Affair Photo USA War Mason Slidell Confederacy

1861 Antique Punch Cartoon 8x10 - USA American Civil War - Britain Trent Affair in Collectables, Paper & Ephemera, Ephemera | eBay

1861 Antique Punch Cartoon 8x10 - USA American Civil War - Britain Trent Affair in Collectables, Paper & Ephemera, Ephemera | eBay

1860s CIVIL WAR cdv CONFEDERATE Diplomat JOHN SLIDELL Trent Affair by M  BRADY

1860s CIVIL WAR cdv CONFEDERATE Diplomat JOHN SLIDELL Trent Affair by M BRADY

Trent Affair

1861 November 20: Capture of Mason and Slidell—The Trent Affair

Admiral Charles Wilkes, US Navy. He was commander of the "San Jacinto" in the Civil War. He stopped and boarded the British Ship "Trent", (soverign British Soil)  in order to capture Rebel Commisioners Mason And Slidel, who were known to be on board. He forecfully arrested the two Confederate Statemen.  Britain was outraged, and prepared for all out war with the US. Sec of state Seward apologized returned the prisoners and narrowly avoided war. This was known as the "Trent Affair."

Admiral Charles Wilkes, US Navy. He was commander of the "San Jacinto" in the Civil War. He stopped and boarded the British Ship "Trent", (soverign British Soil) in order to capture Rebel Commisioners Mason And Slidel, who were known to be on board. He forecfully arrested the two Confederate Statemen. Britain was outraged, and prepared for all out war with the US. Sec of state Seward apologized returned the prisoners and narrowly avoided war. This was known as the "Trent Affair."

John Slidell was one of the two CSA diplomats involved in the Trent Affair in November 1861.

John Slidell was one of the two CSA diplomats involved in the Trent Affair in November 1861.

Brother Jonathan (predecessor of Uncle Sam) and the Trent Affair; James Mason and John Slidell can be seen in the background.

Brother Jonathan (predecessor of Uncle Sam) and the Trent Affair; James Mason and John Slidell can be seen in the background.

Complete with illustrations of ships and generals, this volume details the naval campaigns and battles of the American Civil War, including the "Trent Affair," attacks on Vicksburg and capture of Arkansas Post.

Complete with illustrations of ships and generals, this volume details the naval campaigns and battles of the American Civil War, including the "Trent Affair," attacks on Vicksburg and capture of Arkansas Post.

James Mason (left) and John Slidell. In Dec. '1861, these diplomats were sent by the South to seek British and French aid aboard the English ship, the Trent. The ship was halted by the Union navy and the men siezed. The "Trent Affair" strained relations between the North and England and nearly led to war. Lincoln relented and released the men in Jan. 1862. He was quoted as saying, "One war at a time."

James Mason (left) and John Slidell. In Dec. '1861, these diplomats were sent by the South to seek British and French aid aboard the English ship, the Trent. The ship was halted by the Union navy and the men siezed. The "Trent Affair" strained relations between the North and England and nearly led to war. Lincoln relented and released the men in Jan. 1862. He was quoted as saying, "One war at a time."