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Former New York Congressman and current candidate John Steele dies in a carriage accident.

John Benedict Steele, detail
09/24/1866

Democrat John B. Steele had been a U.S. Congressman during the Civil War but had failed to win nomination for his New York constituency in 1864. He was running again for his old seat but suffered fatal head injuries in Runout, New York when his carriage collided with a post after its horse had been startled.  He died before the end of the day; he was fifty-two years old.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Obituaries," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 0f the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 577.

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