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

General Phillip Dale Roddy

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
1. General Phillip Dale Roddy Marker
Inscription.  Born on this site about 1820 to Phillip and Sarah Roddy, Phillip Dale Roddy grew up in poverty. His father a saddle maker and War of 1812 veteran, was one of the earliest murder victims in Moulton. Phillip Dale was raised by his mother and received little education. He married Margaret McGaughey 6 Nov 1845. Phillip worked as a tailor, served as Lawrence County Sheriff (1849-1852), and steamboat captain (1860) in Franklin County. In Oct 1862, at Tuscumbia, Roddy raised a company that became part of the 4th AL Cavalry. He served as captain, colonel, and brigadier general. His efforts in keeping the Union Army north of the Tennessee River earned him the title “Defender of North Alabama.” Roddy's battlefield encounters included Shiloh, Streight's Raid, Gen. Dodge at Tuscumbia, and actions in MS and GA. In his 1866 Federal pardon, Gen. Grant and other Union Officers praised his honor and humane treatment of northern sympathizers and prisoners. After the war, Roddy's family lived in Tuscaloosa and he became associated with a merchant house in New York. He died in London, England 1897 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Tuscaloosa. His mother lies in the McDonald Cemetery at Moulton, next to her husband's reputed grave. The Roddy house collapsed 22 Mar 1872.
 
Erected by Lawrence County Historical Commission, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
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By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
2. General Phillip Dale Roddy Marker
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. A significant historical date for this entry is March 22, 1872.
 
Location. 34° 28.789′ N, 87° 17.555′ W. Marker is in Moulton, Alabama, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Alabama Route 33) and Walnut Street when traveling south on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14429 Market St, Moulton AL 35650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A County Older Than The State (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Anne Newport Royall (about 700 feet away); Judge Thomas M. Peters (approx. ¼ mile away); General Leroy Pope Walker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gallagher Hill/Science Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peerson/McKelvey Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moulton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Phillip Roddey. (Submitted on March 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. His proper name and the location of his grave.
For some reason this marker notes his name as Phillip Roddy instead of his actual name of Phillip Roddey.

Although Roddey died in London, his body was returned to Tuscaloosa for burial at Greenwood Cemetery. There is an actual grave marker located there.
    — Submitted March 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
General Phillip Dale Roddy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
3. General Phillip Dale Roddy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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