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Record Group Number: 000172
Series/Collection Number: .S 1142
Creator: Florida. Office of the Adjutant General.
Title, Dates: World War I induction records of Floridians, 1917-1918.
Amount: 6.50 cubic ft.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Legislative Council of the Florida Territory created the post of Adjutant General on February 1, 1832 (Chapter 695, Laws of Florida) and continued it into statehood (Art. VII, Sec. 2, 1838 Constitution; Art. X, Sec. 2, 1968 Constitution). Under the 1868 Constitution, the Adjutant General was a member of the Cabinet and as such, was part of the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions. However, the 1885 Constitution excluded the Adjutant General from the Cabinet. In 1921, the Florida Legislature placed the Adjutant General as head of the newly-created state Military Department. In 1973, the department's name changed to the Department of Military Affairs. The Adjutant General controls all Florida units of the National Guard, supervises all arms, troops, branches, and stores of the Guard, and transports and subsists any armed forces required by the state to maintain law and order.

Summary:     The series contains lists of Florida's men called into service during World War I. The records generally include the race of the applicant, his address, and the date of his induction call up. Some lists include the individual occupations of the inductees and information on whether the individual was ultimately accepted for military service.

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Subject Access Fields: World War, 1914-1918.
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