Category Archives: Copperheads

June 1, 1864: Copperhead

A reader of the New York Times has little use for the northern Democrats known as Copperheads. What is a Copperhead? To the Editor of the New-York Times: A correspondent in your issue of Sunday last attempts a rather elaborate … Continue reading

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March 23, 1864: McClellan for president.

The Richmond Daily Dispatch reports without comment, but undoubtedly with some glee, on a rally nominating George McClellan for president in the upcoming election. McClellan meeting in New York. –A monster mass meeting was held in New York city on … Continue reading

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April 3, 1863: Anti-Copperhead meeting

The Copperheads were northern Democrats who advocated a negotiated peace with the South. The Republicans viewed them as tantamount to traitors, and held meetings opposing them, even in an election off-year like 1863. New York Times: UNION MEETING TO-NIGHT. The … Continue reading

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