The 1868 United States general election was held on November 3, electing the members of the 41st United States Congress. In the Presidential election, Republican General Ulysses S. Grant defeated Democratic former Governor Horatio Seymour of New York. After this election but before the next election, delegations from Texas, Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia were readmitted to Congress.
Democrats gained several seats in the House, but Republicans continued to maintain a commanding majority.
In the Senate, Republicans and Democrats both won seats, but Republicans maintained a huge majority in the chamber.