A Very Bloody Affair

Series 1 - Episode 2 A Very Bloody Affair



How the American Civil War became a crusade to end slavery. The year 1862 saw political fighting threaten President Lincoln's administration and Union general George McClellan's ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula, where his huge army met a smaller but more resourceful Confederate force. Eventually, rumours began to circulate that Europe was prepared to recognise the Confederacy.