Confederate forces suffer defeats on both the diplomatic front as well as the military front.
While Abraham Lincoln grieves the loss of his son Willie, battle rages thousands of miles away at Valverde Ford in the New Mexico Territory.
Frustrated by lack of military action, President Lincoln takes the unusual step of ordering all his generals to move against the enemy by a specific date.
Abraham Lincoln grows exasperated with his generals lack of action. He also replaces Simon Cameron as Secretary of War with Edwin Stanton.