Governor visiting a Florida National Guard encampment

Governor visiting a Florida National Guard encampment

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(please include photographer's name when noted).


  • Governor visiting a Florida National Guard encampment

Image Number

  • N046158


  • Between 1889 and 1893

Series Title

General Note

  • Standing second from left General David Lang of Tallahassee. Seated second from left William D. Chipley. Seated fourth from left Francis P. Fleming, Florida Governor 1889-1893.

    Biography Note

  • Fleming, the fiftieth governor, (January 8, 1889-January 3, 1893), was born at Panama Park, in Duval County, on September 28, 1841, the son of Lewis and Margaret (Seton) Fleming. His father farmed a St. Johns river plantation, and the son was educated at home by tutors. Prior to Florida's secession from the Union, Fleming engaged in business.

  • Biography Note

  • Francis P. Fleming served as Florida's governor from 1889-1893. After his term as governor, he served on the board of trustees of the new Florida Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home.

  • Biography Note

  • Florida State Troops, established in 1887, became the Florida National Guard in 1909.

  • Biography Note

  • With the War, he enlisted as a private in a company of volunteers which was incorporated into the famous 2nd Florida Regiment. He earned a Virginia battlefield promotion to First Lieutenant. While home on sick leave, he commanded a company of volunteers at the Battle of Natural Bridge. After the War, he studied law and achieved a statewide reputation. An outstanding achievement of Governor Fleming's administration was his call for a special session of the Legislature to establish a State Board of Health with the suppression of Yellow Fever as its immediate responsibility. He died in Jacksonville on December 20, 1908.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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