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Record Group Number: 000170
Series/Collection Number: .S 1156
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Military Affairs.
Title, Dates: Special and letter orders related to the Florida National Guard, 1915-1981.
Amount: 1.00 cubic ft.
71.00 microfilm reels 16 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
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Biographical/Historical: ****DEACCESSIONED****    The Florida Legislature created the Department of Military Affairs in 1973 to succeed the Military Department (Chapter 73-93, Laws of Florida). The head of the Department of Military Affairs is the Adjutant General. The Department and the Adjutant General control the Florida units of the National Guard; supervise all the arms, troops, branches, and stores of the Guard; and transport and subsist any armed forces required by the state to maintain law and order. The Department and the Adjutant General maintain their headquarters in St. Augustine. The state militia has existed since territorial days, becoming the Florida State Troops in 1887 (Ch. 3707, Laws) and the Florida National Guard in 1909 (Ch. 5930, Laws).

Summary: ****DEACCESSIONED****    This series contains orders issued by the Department of Military Affairs and its predecessor, the Military Department, relating to the Florida National Guard. These orders deal primarily with personnel matters such as enlistments, discharges, appointments, resignations, and assignments to initial active duty and duty stations of members of the Guard. Most of these orders are entitled "Special Orders," although for a brief time, from 1956 to 1962, the Adjutant General issued some orders as "Letter Orders" in addition to the special orders. The series includes original copies of special orders for 1930 and 1953-1959, and original copies of letter orders from 1956 to 1962. All special and letter orders from 1915-1981 are on microfilm.

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General Note: Deaccessioned and returned to Department of Military Affairs,
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Subject Access Fields: Florida. National Guard.
Military administration.
Added Entries Florida. Military Dept.
Florida. Office of the Adjutant General.