The 1861 State Flag of Florida

The 1861 State Flag of Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/44017
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Title

  • The 1861 State Flag of Florida

Image Number

  • RC24210

Year

  • Not before 1861

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • After Florida left the Union on January 11, 1861, a number of unofficial flags flew until the General Assembly (Legislature) completed action on February 1 on an act to provide a State uniform and flag. The act directed the Governor, "by and with the consent of his staff," to adopt "an appropriate device for a State flag, which shall be distinctive in character." Six months later, Governor Madison S. Perry had the Secretary of State record the description of the flag adopted in compliance with this act. Governor Perry added, "The flag has been deposited in the Executive Chamber." Whether it ever was raised over the Capitol or elsewhere is not known.

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: G05169b.

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