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History Detectives | Copperhead Cane | PBS

Duration: 00:00
Program: History Detectives #802
Broadcast Date: Jun. 28, 2010

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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Post Date: May 16, 2011