Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida

Newspaper Abstracts

  • The Weekly Tallahasseean, (Tallahassee, Fla.), January 10, 1901, p. 1, col. 1.
    Was Inducted into Office Tuesday Last
    Reception at Leon Hotel
    Many Citizens and Soldiers Present from all Sections of State

    On Tuesday at 10 o'clock the parade formed on Monroe street in front of the Capitol, preceded by Grand Marshal R. A. Shine, assisted by Mr. L. A. Perkins, marched down Monroe street, in the following order:
    Pensacola Brass Band.
    Col. Lovell commanding, and his staff, consisting of Lieut. C. S. Fleming, Acting Adjutant; Capt. F. J. Howatt, Quartermaster, and First Lieut. E. E. Philbrick, Assistant Surgeon.
    First Regiment. Florida State Troops, Lieut. Col. J. W. Sackett commanding
    Second Battallion, commanded by Capt. C. B. Parkhill
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Weekly True Democrat, (Tallahassee, Fla.), April 14, 1905, p. unk, col. 1.
    "Adjutant-General Foster's committee to apply to the Legislature for a law establishing a permanent camping ground for the State troops consists of himself, Gen. Charles P. Lovell, Col. John W. Sackett, Col. Wm. A. McWilliams and Maj. Eugene S. Matthews. It was provided for at the military convention held at St. Augustine last year, and will doubtless make its presence felt in the Capitol at an early day."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Weekly True Democrat, (Tallahassee, Fla.), August 25, 1905, p. 1, col. 2.
    Governor Broward under the authority of a recent act or of the Legislature, has appointed the following commission to select a suitable site for a permanent camp:
    From the State Senate—Hon. Louis C. Massey, of Orlando; from the House of Representatives—Hon Eugene S. Matthews, of Starke and Hon. Wm M. Girardeau, of Monticello; from the Florida State Troops—Maj. Gen. J. Clifford R. Foster, Adjutant-General, Brig-Gen. Chas. P. Lovell, Commanding 1st Brigade, Col. Henry Bacon, Surgeon-General, Col. Jno. W. Sackett, Commanding 1st Infantry."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Weekly True Democrat (Tallahassee, Fla.), March 2, 1906, page unk, col. 3.
    "Military Changes.
    At his own request, by general order, General Charles P. Lovell, commanding the First Brigade, Florida State Troops, the ranking line officer, has retired. Colonel John W. Sackett, commanding the First Regiment of Infantry, has been appointed Brigadier General to succeed General Lovett (sic). Lieutenant Colonel John S. Maxwell, of the First Regiment of Infantry, has been appointed Colonel to succeed Colonel Sackett in command of the regiment.
    These changes became effective yesterday and will come as a great surprise to the people of the entire State, for few indeed had the slightest idea that such changes were pending. General Lovell, General Sackett and Colonel Maxwell are too well known to the people of Florida for any comment upon the changes to be necessary."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Weekly True Democrat (Tallahassee, Fla.), July 6, 1906, p. unk, col. 5.
    Troops Will Assemble at Tampa August 6, for Eight Days.
    The following order, announcing the encampment by brigade of the Florida State troops at Tampa August 6 to 13, has been issued by Adjutant General Foster:
    State of Florida Adjutant-Generals Office, Tallahassee July 1 1906.
    General Orders No. 2:
    An encampment of the brigade of the Florida State Troops will be held at Tampa commencing August 6, 1905, and covering a period of eight days. The several commands composing the brigade will, where practicable, proceed from their home stations so as to reach the place of rendezvous by noon of Monday, August 6th, but all commands must arrive in Tampa during that day.
    The soldier who fails to attend (except in the cases of properly authorized absence) will be regarded as absent without leave, or in desertion, as the circumstances in the case may indicate. The commanding officer of every officer enlisted man so absent will file at regimental headquarters on the day of his arrival in camp charges and specifications against the delinquent, and such charges and specifications will be for forwarded immediately by the regimental commander for the consideration of the commander-in-chief.
    Adjutant General.
    Brig. Gen. John W. Sackett will be in command of the camp."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]
  • The Weekly True Democrat (Tallahassee, Fla.), December 21, 1906, page unk, col. 1.
    "For a Permanent Encampment Act.
    Senator Louis C. Massey, who is chairman of the commission appointed by Governor Broward under an act of the last Legislature to select and recommend to the next Legislature a suitable tract of land for use as a permament camp site for the Florida State troops, has called a meeting of the commission, to be held at the Windsor hotel, in Jacksonville, at 8:30 p. m., on January 8, 1907.
    The commission consists of Hon. Louis C. Massey, who represents Orange county in the State Senate; Hon. William M. Girardeau, Senator-elect from Jefferson county; Hon. Eugene S. Matthews, member of the House of Representatives from Bradford county; Gen. J. Clifford E. Foster, Adjutant-General of Florida; Gen. Charles P. Lovell, retired; Gen. John N. Sackett, commanding the brigade, and Col. Henry Bacon, Surgeon General of the Florida State troops. The act providing for the commission specifies that one of its members shall be a competent engineer and one a medical or sanitary officer. Gen. Sackett and Col. Bacon were specially selected because of their qualifications in these respects.
    The first meeting of the commission was held at Lake City, Fla., on October 18, 1905, where the commission organized by the selection of Hon. Louis C. Massey as chairman and Gen. Foster as secretary. At that meeting the following resolution was adopted:
    "Resolved, That this commission will recommend as a permanent camp site for the Florida State troops only a tract of land embracing in body at least three hundred acres, high and healthfully located, with adequate supply of good water, preferably on a large lake or stream of running water, and centrally located with regard to railway transportation. Such tract must be located from three to five miles from the nearest city." The commission then adjourned subject to the call of the chairman, it being understood that the adjournment was taken for the purpose of allowing persons who have knowledge of the locations of tracts of land which will meet the specifications set out in the above resolution to give notice of the same to the commission.
    It is understood that quite a number of propositions have been presented, coming from various sections of the State; and advance notice of the meeting to be held in January is being given in order that any other persons or communities having propositions to submit may be ableto get the same before the commission prior to its final meeting."
    [Gen. John Warren Sackett (1860–1918)]

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