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Major-General Ambrose Everett Burnside is inaugurated as the thirtieth governor of Rhode Island.

Ambrose Everett Burnside, detail
05/29/1866

Former Civil War commander Major-General Ambrose Everett Burnside was inaugurated as Governor of Rhode Island in an impressive ceremony in Newport.  More than twelve hundred state militia escorted the newly elected executive and legislature before large crowds.  Burnside had been elected just over three weeks before with three-quarters of the ballots cast in the election. He would serve until May 1869. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Rhode Island," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 670-671.

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