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Republicans score significant victories in the West Virginia state elections.

West Virginia, 1863, zoomable map
10/25/1866

In the West Virginia state elections, held under the effect of the recent state constitutional amendment barring from citizenship anyone who had given aid to the Confederacy since 1861, resulted in a predictable Republican victory.  The incumbent governor, Arthur Boorman, was re-elected and the state legislature numbered majorities of eighteen to four in the upper house and forty-five to eleven seats in the lower.  Republicans Chester Hubbard, Bethuel Kitchen, and Daniel Polsley, went to the U.S. House of Representatives to fill the three West Virginia seats. (By John Osborne)

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"West Virginia," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 767.

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