George B. McClellan seeks more approval from Washington and condemns the Emancipation Proclamation, while Abraham Lincoln addresses reports of disloyalty within the army.
Both the Federal government and the people in the North step up scrutiny of anti-war sentiment, and constitutional guarantees are threatened.
The Federal military is reorganized following the Bull Run defeat, which includes giving command of the largest army to a young, promising general.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln reaches the capital after traveling through Baltimore in the middle of the night to avoid a possible assassination attempt.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln is given evidence of a potential assassination plot against him, and he makes a fateful decision regarding the rest of his trip to Washington.