From 1918 until her death in 1932, my mother, Mabel Loomis Todd, was a prominent resident of Coconut Grove Florida. Her home, “Matsuba,” was a center of cultural life in the community. Recently I have been reading the letters of her mother’s brother, Colonel John Augustus Wilder, written to his family during the Civil War. Stationed at Key West in February 1864, he remained there until August 28, 1865, when he was appointed Judge Advocate General of the Department of Florida and left for Tallahassee, his post until December 9, 1865. He was mustered out of the United States Army on January 5, 1866. Four years later, on March 9, 1870, he was assassinated in Kansas City, Missouri.
Bingham, Millicent Todd
"The Editor's Corner--Key West in the Summer of 1864,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 43:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol43/iss3/7