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Maine Republicans nominate Little Round Top hero Joshua Chamberlain for state governor.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, detail
06/22/1866

The Maine Republican Party met in its nominating convention at Bangor.  The gathering nominated famous college professor and Union Civil War general Joshua L. Chamberlain and also passed resolutions confirm the state party's position that "all men, without distinction of color or race, are entitled to equal civil and political rights."  Chamberlain was elected handily in the September 10, 1866 general election, beating the Democrat Eben F. Pillsbury.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Maine," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 467-468.

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