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Record Group Number: 000172
Series/Collection Number: .S 36
Creator: Florida. Office of the Adjutant General.
Title, Dates: Patrick Houston order book, 1895-1901.
Amount: 1.00 v.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological by year, then numerical by order number.
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Biographical/Historical:       Patrick Houstoun (alternatively spelled Houston) served as Florida's Adjutant General of the Florida Militia from 1893 to 1901. The son of Florida planter Edward Houstoun of Tallahassee, Patrick Houstoun was born 30 September 1837 in Savannah, Georgia. The following year, his parents moved him to Tallahassee, where they ran a large plantation ( today's Myers Park south of the Florida Capitol). Patrick Houston served as captain of the Kilcrease Light Artillery, a volunteer unit that fought in the Battle of Natural Bridge.  After the Civil War, Houstoun breeded cattle, and served as a state senator. He died in 1901.

Summary:     The series contains a letterpress volume of both special and general orders issued by Adjutant General Patrick Houston from 1895 to 1901.  Although the handwritten orders are still legible, the typed orders in the middle of the volume have faded.  This series contains lists of Florida State Troop members who were enlisted and discharged from the state militia; resignations and honorable discharges; appointments of new and replacement positions; orders of transfers; leaves of absence; and other orders.  The volume contains a partial index.
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Subject Access Fields: Florida State Militia.
Florida State Troops.
Military administration.
Added Entries Houston, Patrick, 1837-1902