U.S. House, District 02, 1866 Election


Date: November 6, 1866
Cycle: 1866
Office: U.S. House
State: Minnesota
District: 02
Counties: Anoka, Becker, Benton, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Douglas, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Lake, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pine, Pope, Ramsey, Saint Louis, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wabasha, Washington, Wright, Monongalia
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Ignatius Donnelly Incumbent Man Republican 12,022 60.77 +21.58
William Colville Man Democrat 7,754 39.20

Colville was a colonel who commanded the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Battle of Gettysburg.


  • Executive Documents of the State of Minnesota for the Year 1866 Reported to the Legislature of 1867 (p. 127-128). The Saint Paul Daily Press, November 27, 1866 (p. 1).