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House of Representatives from until While in Congress Vallandigham became a leader of the Copperhead faction of anti-war Democrats. Vallandigham was a vigorous proponent of states' right, including the right to secede.
He believed that the Union had no constitutional right to regulate slavery or to militarily attack the Confederacy. As such, Vallandigham opposed every military bill before Congress, giving ammunition to his critics who charged him with favoring the Confederacy during the war.
Following the issuance by General Ambrose E. Burnside of General Order Number 38, which warned of the consequences of "declaring sympathies for the enemy," Vallandigham denounced the "wicked and cruel" war by which "King Lincoln" was "crushing out liberty and erecting a despotism.
Not wishing to create a martyr, Lincoln sent Vallandigham through the lines to the Confederacy, from where he travelled by ship to Canada.
There Vallandigham won the Democratic nomination for Governor of Ohio in absentia, but lost the general election in a landslide. After the war, Vallandigham returned to Ohio and attempted to resurrect his political career, running on an anti-Reconstruction platform.
He lost elections to both the U. Senate and House of Representatives. While practicing law inVallandigham accidentally shot himself and subsequently died from his wounds.Genealogy profile for Clement Laird Vallandigham, US Congress Clement Laird Vallandingham ( - ) - Genealogy Genealogy for Clement Laird Vallandingham ( - ) family tree on Geni, with over million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.
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Clement L. Vallandigham, a prominent Democratic politician and former congressman, for an anti-war speech which he had given a few days earlier in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Vallandigham's arrest ignited debate about freedom ofspeech in a democracy during a time of war and the First Amendment rights of critics of an administration.
Clement Laird Vallandigham (vəlăn´dĬghăm´, –găm´), –71, American political leader, leader of the Copperheads in the Civil War, b. New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Ohio. He became () a lawyer, was elected to the Ohio legislature (, ), and was editor (–49) of the Dayton Empire, a Democratic weekly.
A strong upholder of states' rights, Vallandigham was a U.S. Representative from . 17 political maneuvering and vallandigham’s return (pp. ) The closing months of were lonely ones for Vallandigham.