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Wisconsin Copperhead: Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Local examples make the larger historical picture come alive. In the case of the Copperhead movement, one need look no further than the example of Wisconsin Copperhead Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy. As editor of the LaCrosse Daily Democrat, Pomeroy's spit-fire columns and satirical poetry seem harsh even by today's standards.

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