" copperheads cheated" copperheads were a group of Democrats. First hand accounts from an election inspector who is who author of this diary- Henry A. / CIVIL WAR ERA DIARY / 1862. This original 1862 diary belong to Henry A.
Van deusen who served as a election inspector Montgomery County District Number 1 1862 and the re-election of Abraham Lincoln on November 8th. On that day of November 8th he mentions that there was cheating among the Copperheads.
The Copperheads were a group of Democrats. The author of this diary was a successful farmer & Merchant from Sprout brook n. February 6th it mentions attending a funeral of a soldier who died in the hospital.His name was Robert Farquharson. February 28th mentions receiving a letter from the Secretary of State concerning special election as seen in one of my photos. It mentions many trips to Fort plain and sales to particular individuals. The sale of this item comes with nine particular separate items that were found in the pouch in the back of this diary such as clippings from newspaper, receipt, letter Etc. / my last photo shows one of the letters from Washington DC which is very hard for me to read but it looks like it is dated 1863. A small village in Montgomery County New York was named after this family called Van Deusenville. Copperhead (politics) "Peace Democrats" redirects here. For the South Korean political party, seePeace Democratic Party. In the 1860s, theCopperheads, also known asPeace Democrats, were a faction ofDemocratsin theNorthern United Statesof theUnionwho opposed theAmerican Civil Warand wanted an immediate peace settlement with theConfederates. Those Democrats accepted the label, reinterpreting the copper "head" as the likeness of Liberty, which they cut fromLiberty Head large centcoins and proudly wore as badges. By contrast, Democratic supporters of the war were calledWar Democrats. The Copperheads represented the more extreme wing of the Northern Democrats. Notable Copperheads included two Democratic Congressmen from Ohio:Clement L. Republican prosecutors accused some prominent Copperheads of treason in a series of trials in 1864.  Copperheadism was a highly contentious grass-roots movement. It had its strongest base in the area just north of the Ohio River as well as in some urban ethnic wards. Some historians have argued that it represented a traditionalistic element alarmed at the rapid modernization of society sponsored by the Republican Party and that it looked back toJacksonian democracyfor inspiration. Weber (2006) argues that the Copperheads damaged the Union war effort by opposingconscription(the "draft"), encouragingdesertionand forming conspiracies, but other historians say that the draft was already in disrepute and that the Republicans greatly exaggerated the conspiracies for partisan reasons.
Historians such as Wood Gray and Jennifer Weber argue that the Copperheads were inflexibly rooted in the past and were naive about the refusal of the Confederates to return to the Union. Convinced that the Republicans were ruining the traditional world they loved, they were obstructionist partisans. In turn, the Copperheads became a major target of theNational Union Partyin the1864 presidential election, where they were used to discredit the main Democratic candidates. Copperhead support increased when Union armies did poorly and decreased when they won great victories. After thefall of Atlantain September 1864, Union military success seemed assured and Copperheadism collapsed.
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