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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Amelia Gayle Gorgas

1826-1913

 
 
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Amelia Gayle Gorgas Marker
Inscription. Daughter of John Gayle, Governor of Alabama. Wife of Josiah Gorgas, Brigadier General, C. S. A. Mother of William Crawford Gorgas, Surgeon General, U. S. A.

Untiring nurse in Confederate Hospitals, 1861-1865. First Historian Alabama Division, U. D. C. 1897-1899. Matron of University Hospital, 1879-1907. Librarian, University of Alabama, 1883-1907.

In commemoration of this noble record, and of her exalted personal character, this memorial tribute is erected by the Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Greatly Beloved And Rarely Gifted Her Life Was An Inspiration.

University of Alabama May 30, 1916
 
Erected 1916 by Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 33° 12.696′ N, 87° 32.766′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Capstone Drive. Click for map. Marker is located next the south entrance door to the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library building #1013 on the campus of the University of Alabama. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Marker (Marker on the left) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Amelia Gayle Gorgas Marker (Marker on the left)
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Storrs Cadet Troop (here, next to this marker); Rotunda Plaza (a few steps from this marker); The Little Round House (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Alabama Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver-Barnard Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site Of Franklin Hall (about 300 feet away); Tuomey Hall (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .  Alabama's Women's Hall of Fame: Amelia Gayle Gorgas. (Submitted on July 29, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EducationScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
South Entrance to the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. South Entrance to the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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