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Collection Reference Number GLC05936
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 
Title Copperhead Conspiracy in the North-West
Date ca. 1864
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Title continued: "An Exposé of the Treasonable Order of the 'Sons of Liberty.' Vallandingham, Supreme Commander." Published by the Union Congressional Committee. Printed by John A. Gray & Green in New York. Pages are uncut at the top of the pamphlet. Details the investigation into the Northern anti-war Democrats, known as the Copperheads, who formed "secret, oath-bound, treasonable associations throughout the Northern States to act in concert with those already existing in the States in rebellion." Says the group was known as the Knights of the Golden Circle in Indiana in 1863. Relates part of the statement from the clerk of the United States District Court for Indiana against the group. Also includes correspondence of various political figures discussing the group. Ends by saying "Every patriot is against it [the Copperheads]. Every soldier in the field is against it. The blood of the thousands slain by rebel hands cries from the ground against it, and we fervently believe, the Great Ruler of the Universe is against it."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Fraternal Organization  Religion  Copperheads  Politics  Treason  Confederate States of America  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Civil War; Religion; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945