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167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own

(4th Alabama)

 
 
167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
1. 167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own Marker (Side A)
Inscription. An Alabama regiment was formed in 1836 to defend Fort Foster in Florida. Same unit, designated the 1st Alabama Volunteers ten years later, served in Mexican War. Mustered again May 4, 1861 as the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment, it fought in every major battle in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. The 4th distinguished itself in Battle of Manassas, the first major battle of the War, when it plugged gap in Confederate lines beside Brig. Gen. T. J. Jackson’s brigade and repulsed several Union regiments. In that fight, Jackson acquired the name of “Stonewall.”


Alabama’s Own
The 4th Alabama trained here in 1916 at Vandiver Park, later named Camp Sheridan, for Mexican Border service. Designated the 167th Infantry Regiment in 1917, it returned from the Border to train here, then fought in France during WWI with Douglas MacArthur’s brigade in the 42nd “Rainbow” Division. The 167th was at the front longer than any other U.S. regiment. In 1923, assigned to the 31st Inf. “Dixie” Division. Activated November 1940, the 31st Division fought in several major campaigns in the Pacific Theater
167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
2. 167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own Marker (Side B)
of WWII. The Division was called up for the Korean War in January of 1951.
 
Erected 1992 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 25.59′ N, 86° 16.977′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Johnson Avenue east of Lower Wetumpka Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Johnson Avenue, Montgomery AL 36110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Sheridan (here, next to this marker); 9th Infantry Division / “The Old Reliables” (a few steps from this marker); 37th Division The Buckeye Division (a few steps from this marker); Pickett Springs / “The Best Public Resort” (approx. half a mile away); Airman First Class John L. Levitow Monument (approx. 2˝ miles away); Award of Air Force Cross to Dustin H. Temple (approx. 2˝ miles away); Award of Air Force Cross to Ivan M. Ruiz
167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
3. 167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own Marker
(approx. 2˝ miles away); Award of Air Force Cross to Robert Gutierrez, Jr. (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Additional comments.
1. 167th Inf. Regt. WW2
Dear Sir,
My dad, Eugene Adkins, Sr. served with the 167th in World War II, Pacific Theatre, fighting in New Guinea, Morotai and Mindinao.He was wounded in battle twice and suffered malaria, in spite of all this, he completed his tour of duty, just one example of the strength and courage of the men of the 167th. I am seeking any historical information available about the regiment. If you have or know of resources please email contact info. it will be greatly appreciated. The 167th did not receive a lot of recognition for it's accomplishments in WW2, but they were involved in some of the hardest fighting of the war. I am glad to see the marker in their honor. (Contact an Editor to relay information to Mr. Adkins.) Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor  
Camp Sheridan Site image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 11, 2010
4. Camp Sheridan Site
 
    — Submitted December 5, 2011, by Eugene Adkins, Jr. of Wayne, West Virginia.

 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,442 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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