Cannonball

Part of the USA Today Network

Win a “Copperhead” poster and book from Ron Maxwell’s new movie

copperhead-one-sheet

York County, Pennsylvania, sharing a border with the slave state Maryland during the Civil War, was “distinctively northern, but not bitterly anti-southern,” according to business man A. B. Farquhar. Some of the population was accused of being “Copperheads,” a derisive term of the era for a southern sympathizer, often associated with Peace Democrats. Pro-Lincoln York Countians often lumped any person who tended to not be ardently for the war into the generic bucket of Copperheads.

Now comes a new movie this summer from Ron Maxwell which tells the story of a New York man who received the label. Cannonball readers can enter a contest to win a signed copy of the movie poster and the book on which the movie is based. To enter, comment on this post with your thoughts on whether York County should have been more supportive of President Lincoln and the war, or whether the copperheads were in reality correct in their desire to see peace or to be left alone. One winner will be selected from all of the comments left.

Here is a press release concerning this new movie.

Los Angeles, CA – (April 25th, 2013) – As America prepares to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this summer, acclaimed filmmaker RON MAXWELL (Gods and Generals and Gettysburg) will release his next Civil War epic Copperhead on June 28, starring Peter Fonda, Billy Campbell (Killing Lincoln), Angus MacFayden (Braveheart), and Augustus Prew (Charlie St. Cloud).
Audiences can help determine where Copperhead opens by demanding the movie come to their theater at http://copperhead.demandthemovie.com/. Top fans can earn prizes for recruiting others to join them in rallying their community to request the movie.
Inspired by actual events and based on the extraordinary novel by Harold Frederic, which the great American critic Edmund Wilson praised as a brave and singular book that “differs fundamentally from any other Civil War work,” Copperhead is the story of Abner Beech, a righteous farmer of Upstate New York, who defies his neighbors and his government in the contentious autumn of 1862. Abner despises slavery – but just as passionately opposes the war that is waging in the name of “union” hundreds of miles away because he passionately opposes the war that is waging in the name of “union” hundreds of miles away because he believes the Constitution of the United States is being trampled. Abner is neither a Yankee nor a Rebel. He is what is known as a Copperhead.
Copperhead is a parable of the Civil War and perhaps for our own time. For anyone who reveres and believes in the preservation of the Constitution of the United States, Copperhead is the must see family film this summer!

ImWkdE-70r5YcN3t8d2uLJkR_IX2JHzP4vGww6K9UHk,7HTvY61X4sz4uWK9A5RncVmjnv_45Elwf7JVE12tf90,GGWEzhTd7QYlmVcQOuKT3qaqiXp28o5_FwPKuKSIDRI

View the movie trailer at http://youtu.be/A7Zx0ZN80vk
Readers can demand the movie come to your local theater at http://copperhead.demandthemovie.com. Top fans can earn prizes for recruiting others to join them in rallying their community to request the movie.

DEMAND COPPERHEAD NOW IN YORK COUNTY!
1. GO TO HTTP://COPPERHEAD.DEMANDTHEMOVIE.COM
2. ENTER YOUR EMAIL AND ZIP CODE, OR USE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
3. SHARE WITH OTHERS TO SEE YOUR NAME AND CITY RISE ON THE LEADER-BOARD.

choochoosss
LOOKING FOR MORE WAYS TO HELP?
1. LIKE COPPERHEAD ON FACEBOOK: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/COPPERHEADTHEMOVIE
2. FOLLOW COPPERHEAD ON TWITTER: WWW.TWITTER.COM/COPPERHEADMOVIE
3. GET RESOURCES, VIEW THE TRAILER, AND LEARN MORE AT WWW.COPPERHEADTHEMOVIE.COM

Disclaimer: In accordance to FTC regulations, I freely disclose that I received related merchandise in exchange for writing this post. However, I would have written it anyway in some format! The overall topic of Copperheads is quite germane to York County’s rich and varied Civil War story, as they certainly could be found in abundance in parts of the county according to contemporary letter writers such as Cassandra Morris Small, James W. Latimer, and others.