Wednesday, December 10, 2014

THE TRENT AFFAIR (1861)



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How much do you know about the Trent Affair?

The U.S. Avoids War with Britain: December 26, 1861

Save 25% on All-Access Membership Limited time. On December 26, 1861, President Lincoln and his cabinet decided to release imprisoned Confederate envoys James Mason and John Slidell in order to avoid the possibility of war with Britain, thus concluding the diplomatic uproar known as the Trent Affair.
It all started when an overzealous Union commander, Charles Wilkes, stopped a British mail ship, the Trent, in the Caribbean on November 8. Wilkes knew that the ship was carrying Mason and Slidell on their way to Europe to argue the Confederacy's case in London and Paris. Wilkes had the Trent boarded, and Mason and Slidell (and their two secretaries) were illegally removed from the ship. (To make it legal... Continue Reading

150th Anniversary (1864–2014) This Month in the Civil War: Battle of Nashville

Civil War Collection 150th Anniversary
Following the Battle of Franklin, which had devastated John Bell Hood's Confederate forces, Hood pursued the Union troops to Nashville, where they had joined with those of George H. Thomas. Now vastly outnumbered, Hood's battered Army of Tennessee took a defensive position parallel to the Union lines on December 2, 1864, and waited for the Union attack.
Thomas finally began his offensive on December 15. He directed part of his troops to attack Hood's right, while the majority of his forces were sent in a wheeling maneuver to smash into Hood's left flank. The plan proved successful, but... Continue Reading
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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Friday, December 5, 2014

SIX PIX FROM THE EARLY YEARS OF TQ ONLINE






TQ's Snotty Attitude, The Confederate Air Force, Scopes Trial Jurors, Liberty's Ass, Garbo and Army Street Hill in San Francisco.