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In Massachusetts, Republicans win smashing victories in the fall state elections.

Massachusetts, 1857
11/06/1866

The fall elections in Massachusetts saw the Republicans strengthen their domination of state politics.  Governor A.H. Bullock won re-election, taking almost three-quarters of the votes cast.  The new state legislature saw forty Republicans and no Democrats in the Senate and a majority of 229 to eleven in the lower house.  Elected there were two African-Americans, Edward Garrison Walker and Charles L. Mitchell, a United States Colored Troops veteran with the 55th Massachusetts Regiment.  (By John Osborne)  

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"Massachusetts," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 479.

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