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In Maine, Republicans sweep to victory in the state and federal elections.

Augusta, Maine, 1861, artist's impression
09/10/1866

In the state of Maine general elections, the Republican Party scored crushing victories across the board. Civil War hero Joshua Chamberlain was elected governor by a vote of 69,369 to 42,111, and Democrats did not take a single contested race for the state senate.  All five Republican candidates for the U.S. Congress won with very strong majorities. (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), 468.

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