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Antique Print of 1861 Reinforcements Canada. The british Empire flexes its muscle over the Trent affair. Prince Albert has avoided war with the US and has just passed away...

This day in 1861 – American Civil War: The "Trent Affair" – The USS San Jacinto stops the British mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US.

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Classic Black + White Manhattan Central Park Wedding

This dress and the photo! http://www.stylemepretty.com/new-york-weddings/new-york-city/manhattan/2015/04/29/classic-black-white-manhattan-central-park-wedding/ | Photography: Trent Bailey - http://www.trentbailey.com/

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The history of the Civil War is charted, and mapped against contributing factors, such as the stength of the army, the relationship between gold and paper money, and national and international events, such as the Trent Affair. It was published by the Comparative Synoptical Chart Co., and is a particularly fine example of the nineteenth-century vogue for representing historical events visually: an early educational example of the infographic.

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