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History Detectives: Copperhead Cane

History Detectives: Copperhead Cane 150 150 MAX-CAST


PBS History Detectives
Season 8, Episode 2:  starting 6:47 features Stephen Maxon, Max-Cast

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.