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HISTORY DETECTIVES

Copperhead Cane

  • Aired: 06/28/2010
  • 17:57
  • Rating: TV-G
Our contributor inherited a cane topped with a snake, According to family lore, the copperhead cane belonged to our viewer's great-great grandfather, Henry Clay Dean who opposed the Civil War. He was a member of a powerful anti-Lincoln group who were nicknamed the "Copperheads" after the snake known for striking without warning. History Detectives tracks the story behind the Copperhead Cane.
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How did this cane inspire a fiery political movement that threatened Lincoln's presidency?
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