In New Orleans, military governor General Edward Canby suspends the results of the mayoral election
Over the objections of local federal administrators, President Johnson had permitted the Louisiana legislature to mandate an early mayoral election in New Orleans. The results saw John T. Monroe elected as mayor and J.T. Nixon as one of the aldermen. Military governor General Edward Canby noted that neither had been offically pardoned for their Confederate service and suspended their taking office. Pardons were later issued soon after and both men were sworn in. Monroe was later removed in March 1867 under the federal Reconstruction Act. (By John Osborne)
Edward McPherson (ed.), A Handbook of Politics for 1868 (Washington, DC: Philp and Solomons, 1868), 28.