Deputy Collector Elisha Graham Johnson

Deputy Collector Elisha Graham Johnson

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, July 21, 1875

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Elisha Graham Johnson

Deputy Collector Elisha Johnson was shot and killed while searching for a still approximately 10 miles from Fernandina, Florida.

A suspect was arrested and charged with murder approximately two months later.

Deputy Collector Johnson was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War. At the time of his murder, he was also a sitting state Senator in the Florida Legislature. He was survived by his wife and father and is buried at Bosque Bello Cemetery in Fernandina Beach, Florida.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Rest in peace Deputy Collector Johnson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 21, 2021

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