History Detectives

Copperhead Cane

Clip: Season 8 Episode 2 | 17m 57s

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.

Aired: 06/27/10

Rating: TV-G

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