Milton, John, 1807-1865

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Governor of Florida; as governor he developed a very active state militia and stressed Florida's ability to serve as an important source of food and salt for the Confederate forces; collapse of the Southern cause was followed by his death, April 1,1865 by a self-inflected gunshot wound at his family home Sylvania, near Marianna, Fla.

From the description of John Milton letter book and correspondence, 1861-1863. (Florida Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 499152526

John Milton, was Florida's 5th governor from Oct., 1861 to Apr. 1865 when he took his own life as the Confederacy began to collapse; he was a political force in Fla. prior to the Civil War and strongly encouraged fellow voters to opt for secession from the Union.

From the description of Message of the President by John Milton, 1864. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 40677196

Governor of Florida.

From the description of Letterbook and correspondence, 1861-1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70958757

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Governor of Florida 1861-1865


Birth 1807-04-20

Death 1865-04-01



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