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In Virginia, Union General Alfred Terry voids the recent Richmond city elections

Alfred Howe Terry, detail
07/28/1865
In the municipal elections in Richmond, Virginia, three days before, former Confederate officers were elected by large margins as mayor, commonwealth attorney, and superintendent of the almshouse.  General Alfred Terry, commanding the Department of the South, used his military authority to void the election and no city council sat till October 1865 when the afore-mentioned ex-Confederates resigned. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Hamilton James Eckenrode, The Political History of Virginia During the Reconstruction (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1904), 317.

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