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The Trent Affair (November 1861 to January 1862) involved
a sex scandal which toppled much of Jefferson Davis' cabinet.
the investigation into and arrest of several businessmen who were defrauding the government.
the controversial arrest of a leading Southern sympathizer.
a term for Lincoln's dismissal of General Winfield Scott.
the controversial interception of an English ship on the Atlantic Ocean and the arrest of two Confederate diplomats who were on that ship.