"Copperhead" Democrat Daniel Voorhees of Indiana is removed from his congressional seat

Congressman Daniel Voohees of Indiana, a leading "Copperhead" Democrat during the war, had been re-elected to his seat the previous November but, though now sitting in Congress, faced a challenge from his opponent, Henry D. Washburn, who claimed that fraudulent voting had effected the result.  The House debated for several hours and then voted 87-37 on the motion that Washburn, a Republican former Union combat general, was entitled to the seat. Washburn was seated officially the same day.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
"From Washington," Chicago Tribune, February 24, 1866, p. 1. 
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