Tag Archives: Trent Affair

3 January 1862: “Upon the whole it will be almost certain that they will involve themselves in a war with England before the winter is over.”

Item description: Entry, 3 January 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863) written while Bragg was in Richmond, Va. This entry comments on the Trent Affair and foreign relations and relates … Continue reading

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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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