Back to top

Michigan Republicans win impressive victories in state elections.

Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, Michigan, 1861, artist's impression
11/06/1866

In the Michigan state elections, Republican scored strong victories across the board.  Henry Howland Crapo defeated former Union General Alpheus Starkey Williams for governor and final counts saw the state legislature firmly in the hands of the Republicans with majorities of thirty to two seats in the Senate and eighty-three to seventeen seats in the House.  A change to the state constitution to allow soldiers to vote in state election through absentee ballots was also passed.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Michigan," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 508.

Tabs

How to Cite This Page: "Michigan Republicans win impressive victories in state elections.," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/46075.