Monday, February 11, 2013

Truths From Rock Island's Arsenal-- Part 2: Copperheads

There is also a book on Copperheads, who were pro-slavery, anti-Lincoln Northerners.  Rock Island, Illinois, even voted against Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election.

A leading Copperhead was the editor of the Rock Island Argus newspaper.  Historians have found the secret insignia used by Copperheads to identify themselves (under Lincoln you could be arrested very quickly for support of the South).

A "Copperhead" penny was one where the Liberty head was cut in half and stuck under the lapel.

The documentary is on DVD and available at the museum.

Copperheads.  --Old Secesh

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