Up for sale is an original CDV photo of Ohio politician and later leader of the Copperhead's whom were Anti - war democrats during the Civil War. The CDV is in good solid condition with minimal edge and corner wear. The image is still very bold with little to no fading. No Back mark > Measures Aprox. Be sure to check back often for more Ohio Civil War related items..
Born July 29, 1820, Lisbon, Ohio. Died June 17, 1871, Lebanon, Ohio, politician during the. (1861-65) whose Southern sympathies and determined vendetta.
Against the Federal government and its war policy resulted in his court-martial and exile to the Confederacy. Admitted to the Ohio bar in 1842, Vallandigham was elected to the state legislature in 1845. While a member of the U. House of Representatives (1857-63), he was adamant. Against the principles and policies of the newly formed Republican Party.
Particularly as they related to the slavery issue. Of Southern ancestry, he idealized the Southern way of life, and he assumed leadership of the faction of Midwest Democrats, called Copperheads, who opposed the prosecution of the war against the South-a war they viewed as beneficial. Vallandigham strongly opposed every military bill, leading his opponents to charge that he wanted the Confederacy to win the war. He became the acknowledged leader of the anti-war. And in an address on May 8, 1862, he coined their slogan: To maintain the Constitution as it is, and to restore the Union as it was.It was endorsed by fifteen Democratic congressmen. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".
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