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Obituary of Antoine Jean Murat, Apalachicola, Florida.

Comrade A. J. Murat, a loyal and patriotic Confederate veteran, died at his home in Apalachicola, Fla., on October 13, aged eighty-seven years. He was born at Santorin, Greece, on January 27, 1836, and emigrated to Florida in 1858, after the Crimean War. During the War between the States, he enlisted for the Southern Confederacy, serving as adjutant of Company B, Captain Abell's Florida Light Artillery, until the surrender.

Returning home, Comrade Murat engaged in the sea-food business and built up an extensive trade, shipping large quantities of salt fish and roe to different sections of the South and West. In later years he held several prominent government positions, and had served as mayor of the city of Apalachicola, and in all of his official duties he endeared himself to his community and to the public in general. He was always cheerful, bright, and courteous to his fellow men, and took life easily and lightly as a soldier and gentleman. He was a devout Catholic and one of his Church's leading members. He was Past Commander of Camp Tom Moore No. 556 U. C. V.

Surviving him are his wife, two sons, and four daughters, also five grandchildren. One daughter is a Sister of Mercy and devoted to her duties as teacher in the Convent at Pensacola. Our comrade will be sadly missed in his Camp, his home, and community.

(Fred G. Wilhelm, Adjutant.)

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, December, 1922.

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