Michigan Republicans win impressive victories in state elections.

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)

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

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