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In St. Louis, Missouri, a unified anti-Republican ticket takes control of mayor's office and city council

St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1859
After a hard-fought city election campaign in St. Louis, Missouri, the "Union Anti-Black Republican" ticket handily defeated the sitting Republicans. Daniel G. Taylor defeated Republican John How for mayor, while the unified anti-Republicans won almost every ward in the city.  Taylor was relatively successful over a difficult two years of civil war and was re-elected in 1862.  Republicans regained the mayor's office in 1863.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Walter B. Stevens, St Louis: The Fourth City, 1764-1911 (St. Louis, MO: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911), I: 104-105