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Ultimately, President Lincoln and Secretary Seward were satisfied with this outcome. However, the Trent affair confirmed that the British were willing to defend their position of neutrality in the American Civil War, a position that both the Union and the Confederacy had hoped to change.
 * Republished from [| Office of the Historian, United States Department of State]* Article: [| The Trent Affair, 1861] [[Category:US State Department]] [[Category:Wikis]][[Category:Civil War History]] [[Category: History of the Early Republic]] [[Category:19th Century History]] [[Category:Political History]] [[Category:Diplomatic History]]

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