The European powers entertain the possibility of recognizing Confederate independence, while France capitalizes on the war by invading Mexico.
Many of Abraham Lincoln’s advisors recommend abandoning Fort Sumter, but Lincoln considers a different course of action.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln reaches the capital after traveling through Baltimore in the middle of the night to avoid a possible assassination attempt.
Congress has just one last compromise proposal to consider, as more and more people are becoming convinced that disunion is inevitable.
South Carolinians and the Federal garrison in Charleston Harbor settle into an uneasy truce; for how long, nobody knows.
Tensions near their breaking point in Charleston, causing Major Robert Anderson to make a fateful decision that threatened to start a war.