150 years ago this week, the Syracuse newspapers began a war of ink over the impending mayoral election. It got so ugly that reading the articles nauseated me. No joke. In this episode, we delve into the preliminary shots in this battle for the Syracuse Mayoralty.

The name "Vallandigham" comes up in a few of the articles. Clement Vallandigham was basically the level boss of Copperheads.

To see the articles read in the podcast, visit the companion blog post.

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