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An anti-Lincoln satire, showing the Republican incumbent and his supporters menaced by giant "Copperheads" (Peace Democrats). After a speech on May 1, 1863, asserting that the Civil War was being fought to free blacks and enslave whites, not to save…

The National Union Convention met in Philadelphia in August 1866 to create a political party that would back President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction program and to elect a new Congress. Here, the convention is portrayed as a gathering of muzzled…

Cartoon shows a delegation of Copperheads entreating a Southerner to return to the Union.

Sketch dealing with Cooperhead movement shows eagle, snake with human head, group of people and unfinished sketches of snakes.

This political cartoon illustrates that the true enemy to the Union were the Copperheads of the North.

A biting cartoon showing Confederate president Jefferson Davis in league with both the devil and Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold. Arnold and Davis stir a cauldron of "Treason Toddy," a brew into which the devil drops miniature black slaves.…

Editorial cartoon shows three caricatured Copperheads advancing on Columbia who holds a shield labeled "Union" and a sword. Although Clement Vallandigham was one of the leading members of the Copperhead Party, it doesn't appear that he is among those…

Cartoon drawing in three scenes shows the trial and aftermath of Clement L. Vallandigham, a former Congressman and a Copperhead or peace Democrat, who in 1863 was arrested and tried on charges of treason relating to a speech he made while…