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Governor Buckingham re-elected as Republicans once again sweep state elections in Connecticut

William Alfred Buckingham, detail
04/01/1861
In the Connecticut state election, Governor William Buckingham, a staunch ally of Abraham Lincoln, won re-election with a substantially increased majority of 2,000 over Democrat James C. Loomis.  The year before, Buckingham had defeated Thomas Seymour, who was sympathetic to southern complaints, by only five hundred votes.  Republicans also maintained strong control of both houses of the legislature. Buckingham served as an energetic "war governor" till 1866.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Connecticut Election," New York Times, April 3, 1861, p. 1. 

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