The military reconstruction of Florida ended on July 4, 1868, with ratification of a new constitution and the election of Harrison Reed as governor, William Gleason as lieutenant governor, and Charles Hamilton as congressman. A state legislature with a large Republican majority in both houses was also elected.
Peek, Ralph L.
"Aftermath of Military Reconstruction, 1868-1869,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 43
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol43/iss2/4