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Record Group Number: 000171
Series/Collection Number: .S 1204
Creator: Florida. Military Dept.
Title, Dates: World War I Army card roster, 1924.
Amount: 8.00 cubic ft.
11.00 microfilm reel 16 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: Original records are alphabetical by surname; microfilm copy is alphabetical by county, then by surname.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Florida Legislature created the Military Department in 1921 (Chapter 8502, Laws of Florida). The head of the department was the Adjutant General, and its headquarters were in St. Augustine. The Military Department and the Adjutant General controlled the Florida units of the National Guard; supervised all the arms, troops, branches, and stores of the Guard; and transported and supported any armed forces required by the state to maintain law and order. The Military Department became the Department of Military Affairs in 1973 (Ch 73-93, Laws). 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:     This series consists of a card roster of Floridians who served in the United States Army during the First World War. Each soldier has one or two cards giving information on his military service such as name, serial number, residence, place and date of birth, military organizations in which he served, rank, engagements in which he participated, wounds or injuries received, dates serving overseas, discharge date, percentage disabled, and any additional remarks. On the microfilm copy, Black and white servicemembers are listed separately; officers are listed on Roll 11. Roll 10 contains the cards for promotion or reenlistment. The state Military Department created these cards during a project in 1924.

Finding Aids: Box listing and microfilm listing available. 0
Additional Physical Form: Microfilm.
World War I service cards have been digitized and are available on the Florida Memory web site:
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Subject Access Fields: United States. Army.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 Florida
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