Sam Jones: Call out the militia “against deserters, and to retain and maintain proper subordination among the slaves”

On April 20, 1865, Major-General Samuel Jones, commanding the Confederate District of Florida, responded to a request from the Governor of Florida, A. K. Allison, for more troops to defend homes and property of the citizens of Florida: Governor: I was absent when your letter of the 7th instant was received at my headquarters here,Continue reading “Sam Jones: Call out the militia “against deserters, and to retain and maintain proper subordination among the slaves””