Tuesday, May 02, 2006
various players from our drama (cont.)
MALACHI MARTIN - Irish immigrant - Union army officer who became warden of the state penitentiary at Chattahoochee. Testified at the KKK Hearings about his encounter with Fleishman when Fleishman asked Martin for protection but Martin responded he had no power in chaotic Jackson County. Other than the mysterious Simms (whose statements Martin relates), Martin was the last person to report seeing Fleishman alive. Martin was accused of allowing terrible conditions at his prison.
[Photo: Florida State Archives]