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"Copperhead" Democrat Daniel Voorhees of Indiana is removed from his congressional seat

Daniel Wolsey Voorhees, Brady image, detail
02/23/1866
Congressman Daniel Voohees of Indiana, a leading "Copperhead" Democrat during the war, had been re-elected to his seat the previous November but, though now sitting in Congress, faced a challenge from his opponent, Henry D. Washburn, who claimed that fraudulent voting had effected the result.  The House debated for several hours and then voted 87-37 on the motion that Washburn, a Republican former Union combat general, was entitled to the seat. Washburn was seated officially the same day.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"From Washington," Chicago Tribune, February 24, 1866, p. 1. 

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