The growing tension between George B. McClellan and Winfield Scott results in a harsh exchange after a conference on military strategy.
Tag: William H. Seward
Forced to be Enemies of Great Britain
Confederate envoys try to garner foreign support as the U.S. State Department warns the foreign powers not to recognize Confederate independence.
President Lincoln’s Blockade Proclamation
President Abraham Lincoln issues an order imposing a naval blockade on ports in the Confederate states.
The war policy prevails
The South Carolinians receive word that President Lincoln will attempt to resupply Fort Sumter, and President Jefferson Davis makes a fateful decision.
Some thoughts for the President’s consideration
William H. Seward sends a bold memo to President Lincoln offering unsolicited advice and suggesting that Seward head the administration behind the scenes.
When the King Commands All Things Are Possible
President Lincoln overrides General Scott’s recommendation by ordering the reinforcement of Fort Pickens at Pensacola.
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