TIFFIN — The Trent Affair will be the topic of the Johnsons Island Civil War Roundtable meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday at The American Civil War Museum, 217 S. Washington St., Tiffin.

Howard Strouse will discuss the Mason-Slidell Incident, which is the story of the seizure of a British ship by an American warship in fall 1861. Confederate officials were taken prisoner, causing an international incident that was so serious that President Abraham Lincoln released the Confederate prisoners, so as to avoid conflict with Great Britain.

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