CDV OF OHIO "COPPERHEAD" CLEMENT VALLANDIGHAM

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This image is a bust view of Vallandigham. Image is clear with very good contrast. Nice mount with printed name below the image. No photographer's backmark.

Clement Laird Vallandigham (July 29, 1820 – June 17, 1871) was an American politician and leader of the Copperhead faction of anti-war Democrats during the American Civil War. He served two terms for Ohio's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. In 1863, he was convicted at an Army court martial of opposing the war, and exiled to the Confederate States of America. He ran for governor of Ohio in 1863 from exile in Canada, but was defeated.

Vallandigham died in 1871 in Lebanon, Ohio, at the age of 50, after accidentally shooting himself in the abdomen with a pistol. He was representing a defendant, Thomas McGehean, in a murder case for killing a man in a barroom brawl in Hamilton, Ohio. Vallandigham attempted to prove the victim, Tom Myers, had in fact accidentally shot himself while drawing his pistol from a pocket while rising from a kneeling position. As Vallandigham conferred with fellow defense attorneys in his hotel room he showed them how he would demonstrate this to the jury. Selecting a pistol he believed to be unloaded, he put it in his pocket and enacted the events as they might have happened, snagging the loaded gun on his clothing and unintentionally shooting himself in the stomach. Although he was fatally wounded, Vallandigham's demonstration proved his point, and the defendant was acquitted and released from custody (only to be shot to death four years later in his saloon).

He was buried in Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.

This image was from the collection of the late William A. Turner.  [jet] [PH:L]

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