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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…

Sheet music cover illustrated with half-length portrait of George B. McClellan by Fabronius after a photograph by Black & Case.

An election year cartoon measuring Democratic candidate McClellan's military failures against the recent successes of his successor, Ulysses S. Grant. At right Grant, portrayed as a bulldog wearing a collar labeled "Lieut. General" and epaulets, sits…

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…