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0703: Rosanna Blake Collection
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
Color print of the seizure of Confederate Commissioners Mason and Slidell aboard the British Ship Trent. This print was printed in Berlin by Jsidor (Isodor) Rocca. The incident depicted took place November 8, 1861 when the US San Jacinto commanded by Capt. Charles Wilkes stopped the British Ship Trent, and seized Confederate Commisioners James Mason and John Slidell. The incident almost caused war with Britain. The two were freed the following month.
Subject Terms: Civil War, 1861-1865 USS San Jacinto RMS Trent The Trent Affair Confederate States of America Ships Naval operations Naval prints
People: Mason, James Slidell, John Wilkes, Charles Rocca, Isodor
"Seizure of Confederate Commissioners Mason and Slidell aboard the Trent." (1865). 0703: Rosanna Blake Collection, 1818-2000. 246.