In Concord, Republican railway executive Joseph Gilmore is sworn in as governor of New Hampshire
A week before his fifty-second birthday, railroad executive Joseph Albree Gilmore was sworn in at the state capital in Concord as the 29th Governor of New Hampshire. A Republican, he had defeated Democrat Ira Eastman in the recent elections. He was to serve two terms as chief executive of the state, leaving office two months after the end of the Civil War. (By John Osborne)
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1861), VII: 2.