Defeating the Confederacy with Diplomacy: Charles Francis Adams and his Diplomatic Mission to England during the American Civil War
Presidents John and John Quincy Adams are well known for diplomatic missions in their early careers. But they weren’t the only diplomats in the Adams family. John Quincy’s son, Charles Francis, had the difficult task of representing Abraham Lincoln’s government in Great Britain during the American Civil War.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018, join Park Ranger Jason Halin for a FREE lecture on Ambassador Charles Francis Adams, son and grandson of presidents. Adams was tasked with preventing Great Britain from recognizing the Confederacy and stopping the Confederate Navy from obtaining warships built in Liverpool. Ranger Jason will also discuss Adams and the role he played in the Alabama Claims in the late 1860's. Charles Francis Adams never achieved the presidency like his father and grandfather, but his diplomatic efforts would have an effect as important as his ancestors.
This brown-bag talk will take place at the Adams National Historical Park Visitor Center, 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA. Free, validated, parking is offered in Presidents Place Galleria Parking Garage accessed via Saville Avenue.