They did. Benjamin Grubb Humphreys was elected Governor of Mississippi Oct. 2,1865, under the reconstruction policy of President Johnson. He was inaugurated Oct. 16, 1865, and excercised the duties of office until June 15, 1868, when he was ejected from the excecutive office by an armed Federal force acting under the orders of General Irwin McDowel. He was replaced by Adelbert Ames of Maine, by force of federal arms, who was given the title Military Governor of the State. He was given complete control over all civil government. He was elected as governor in 1873 by radical republicans, and forced to resign in 1875, threatened with immediate impeachment, after Democrats regained control of the Legislature. He left the state to live in Massachusetts.