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In municipal elections, Unionists wrest political control of Des Moines, Iowa from Democrats

Des Moines, Iowa, 1868, zoomable map
05/04/1863
In Des Moines, Iowa, closely contested municipal elections overturned the result of the previous year, when Democrats took control of the city council and mayor's office.  A ticket of Republicans and War Democrats took eleven of the fourteen council seats and William E. Leas was elected Mayor to replace the incumbent Democrat, Thomas Cavanaugh. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"A Defeat For the Copperheads," Chicago Tribune, May 5, 1863, p. 1. 

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