Tag Archives: John Slidell

17 December 1861: “Some say England will submit to the insult offered to her flag…”

Item Description: In this diary entry, Rev. Overton Bernard anticipates Britain’s support for the Confederacy as a result of the Trent Affair. Item Citation: From folder 2 of the Overton and Jesse Bernard Diaries #62-z,  Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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14 December 1861: “What a corrupt and reckless set.”

Item Description: Rev. Overton Bernard describes the details of the Trent Affair, which, to the writer, serves as another example of northern politicians’ hasty policies and practices. Item Citation: From folder 2 of the Overton and Jesse Bernard Diaries #62-z,  Southern Historical Collection, Wilson … Continue reading

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25 October 1861: “THE SPIES of the Lincoln government are gone or cut off.”

Item description: An article from The Daily Journal of Wilmington, North Carolina, describing the efforts of the United States Navy and Union spies to capture ministers from the Confederate States of America, who sailed on the steamer Nashville, presumably for … Continue reading

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