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Copperhead movement

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

A Free Pass, circa 1864

 Item — Box 4270.001, Folder: 001
Scope and Contents This broadside lampoons the Copperheads—a group of Northern Democrats who opposed the Civil War and wanted immediate peace with the Confederacy—during the 1864 election. The movement traces its origins to a pre-war secret society, the Knights of the Golden Circle, a group which favored the expansion of slavery. The illustration portrays members of the movement participating in purification rituals to purge their anti-war tendencies.
Dates: circa 1864

Libbie Bodle Letter, 1865 May 31

 File — Box 4257.001: [1006214226], Folder: 45
Scope and Contents A letter from Libbie Bodle of Cuddebackville, New York, to Emma Green in May 1865, discussing friends and the departure of the preacher, Mr. Winter, who she accuses of being a Copperhead." There is also a fabric swatch (brown with blue striping) pinned to a two-inch disc.
Dates: 1865 May 31