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[American eagle on tree branch looking down at figures and snake with face (Vallandigham) representing Copperhead movement]
J. H. W.
Sketch: 1 p. A drawing of an American Eagle sitting on a tree branch, looking down to its right at a snake with a man's head. The snake represents the Copperhead movement, and in particular Clement L. Vallandigham. The snake is facing a group of people who are situated underneath the eagle. This sketch means to respond to the Copperhead movement. On verso of leaf and upside down.
Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863Soldiers--United StatesCopperhead movementEaglesTrees
Vallandigham, Clement L. (Clement Laird), 1820-1871
New York (N.Y.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
The Copperhead Movement, composed almost entirely of Democrats, criticized Republican politicians, including President Abraham Lincoln. One of its foremost members, Clement Laird Vallandigham (1820-1871), a southern sympathizer, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1857-1863), and was eventually exiled to the southern states.
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