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

alcohol violation

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He was my GG grandfather's brother. His widow sent two letters that I have describing the trial. His life was threatened by the KKK, as, even though he was a Major with Thomas Legion from NC, he became a Republican and considered a traitor by many of his former comrades and was gunned down in the middle of the road. The murder was covered by Jacksonville & Savannah papers. The killer was released.

George McClanahan SFC USAR RET
Ggg nephew

May 30, 2022

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