When Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase was seeking the 1864 Republican presidential nomination, he endeavored to build political fences wherever fortune beckoned. One such state was Florida.
Futch, Ovid L.
"Salmon P. Chase and Civil War Politics in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 32
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol32/iss3/4