Peace Democrats and Copperheads


 "The Copperhead Plan for Subjugating the South"
  Cartoonist:  Frank Bellew
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   October 22, 1864, p. 688

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Caption: War and Argument - Cold Steel and Cool Reason - having failed to restore the Union, it is supposed that the South may be bored into coming back.

Our Picture represents the successful operation of this exceedingly humane and ingenious device.

Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This cartoon by Frank Bellew ridicules the Peace Democratic (i.e., Copperhead) proposal that a truce and negotiated settlement would return the Confederacy to the Union. Standing on the far-left are (l-r): Fernando Wood (in front of the Democratic Donkey), Democratic presidential nominee George McClellan, and Democratic vice-presidential nominee George Pendleton.












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