UNION BROADSIDE, NO., 2. WHAT THE COPPERHEADS AND THEIR SOUTHERN FRIENDS SAY. Copperheads.

UNION BROADSIDE, NO., 2. WHAT THE COPPERHEADS AND THEIR SOUTHERN FRIENDS SAY.

New York: Issued by the Loyal Publication Society. John F. Trow, Printer, [1863 or 1864]. Elephant folio broadside, 18-3/4" x 23-3/4". Printed in four columns beneath the caption title. Shallow chipping to several blank edges, closed tears along old folds repaired on blank verso without loss. Good+.

A rare broadside. It recites the "Copperhead Catechism," which also was the title of a pro-Union 1864 pamphlet, and denounces prominent Northerners Fernando Wood, Clement Vallandigham, and James Buchanan, "the [unmarried] father of the whole tribe of Copperheads."
Wood, secessionist Mayor of New York City, is quoted at a "Copperheads' Council, N.Y., April 7th", opposing the War and urging Democrats' selection of a Peace Candidate for the upcoming presidential election. Southern newspapers make clear the Confederacy's rejection of compromise, and their disdain for "that vulgar and greedy Yankee nation, from which we severed an unnatural alliance, because we could no longer brook the contact."
Not in LCP, Blockson, Bartlett, Dumond, Sabin. OCLC 854806725 [1- Lincoln Mem. U.], 772587077 [1- Lincoln Mem. U.] as of September 2017. We have located another copy at the University of Chicago's Lincoln Collection. Item #34186

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