With Republicans taking power in New Jersey, the New York Times announces the state's "Reconstruction"
With the inauguration of Republican Marcus L. Ward and the installation of a Republican majority in the state legislature, the New York Times headline facetiously announced on its front page "Reconstruction - Formal Restoration of New Jersey to the Union." The state had been in Democratic hands for much of the war and had been the only state in the North to vote against President Lincoln in the 1864 election. (By John Osborne)
"Reconstruction - Formal Restoration of New Jersey to the Union," New York Times, January 17, 1866, p. 1.