Knights of the Golden Circle collection
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- Denny, Mary Adeline (Person)
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In Indianapoli, Indiana, members of the organization were tried for treason in 1864, after Robert Denny reported a plot of the Knights to Governor Oliver P. Morton. The alleged plan was for the Knights to capture the city, raid the state arsenal, release Rebel prisoners of war at Camp Morton, and seize control of the Indiana Statehouse. The trials resulted in the Ex Parte Milligan case handed down by the United States Supreme Court in 1867.
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The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Copperhead." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Last modified May 3, 2017. Accessed May 2, 2018. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Copperhead-American-political-faction#ref1250934.
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Knights of the Golden Circle." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Last modified November 3, 2017. Accessed May 2, 2018. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Knights-of-the-Golden-Circle.
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- Knights of the Golden Circle collection
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