The Charles Swift Family
Charles Swift came to Alabama in 1880 and married Susan Roberts in 1885. He developed a successful lumber business, including a sawmill here on the Bon Secour River. The Swifts raised their eleven children in this . . . — — Map (db m122465) HM
Tribute dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of our country here at Fort Morgan.
Here lies the pride of seven flags entombed in our ancestors worth, who heard the thunder of the fray . . . — — Map (db m4649) HM
Constructed between 1899 and 1900, the battery was named in honor of Major General Henry Dearborn, a Revolutionary War hero. The battery mounted eight 12” breech-loading mortars. Each mortar weighed 13 tons and was 11 9” long. The . . . — — Map (db m69919) HM
The U.S. Model 1918M1 155mm Gun, more commonly known as the “G.P.F.”, was a French heavy artillery piece manufactured in the U.S. for use by the U.S. Army during World War I. Due to the guns mobility and hitting power, it was used . . . — — Map (db m69910) HM
World War I
1914 – 1918
Unites States Casualties
126,000 Killed - 234,000 Wounded
World War I, also known as the Great War, the European War and in the United States, the war to end all wars, was a . . . — — Map (db m122615) WM
1813: Colonel John Coffee and 800 Tennessee Volunteers see Bear Meat Cabin Cherokee Settlement near Blountsville
1816: Town settles around square
1820: Newly named Blountsville becomes county seat
1827: Town incorporated with Trustee System . . . — — Map (db m49176) HM
On August 28, 1917, Alabama National Guardsmen departed from Union Station in Montgomery for shipment to France as the 167th United States Infantry Regiment of the Rainbow Division. Men from Butler County killed in action during 1918 in that great . . . — — Map (db m120940) WM
The Legacy of the Military
On the other side of Anniston, the Army constructed an Ordnance Depot on 15,000 acres west of the city during WWII. Over time, the depot evolved into the region's largest employer. The economic and community . . . — — Map (db m106619) HM
Dedicated Oct. 15, 1980 and given in memory of those members who gave their lives in World War I & II by the 27th. Division Association whose members trained on this ground 1940-1941 — — Map (db m53009) HM
In Memory of
Chambers Co. Veterans
Who Gave Their Lives
In Following Wars
World War II
Askew, Arthur L. Pvt. Austin, George L. Jr. 1st Lt. Baker, Edwin H. Sgt. Bassett, Wilma M. Pvt. Belcher, Guy E. PFC. Bishop, Ulysses . . . — — Map (db m18163) WM
Dedicated to the brave men and women of Chilton County who gave their lives that freedom and justice should not perish from the earth
World War I
[List of names]
World War II
[List of names] . . . — — Map (db m155155) WM
This is a replica of the original tablet from the 1924 World War I monument located in front of the Clarke County Courthouse. The monument was the first memorial ever erected to honor county war dead. It cost $1,650 and was paid for with . . . — — Map (db m57385) HM
Dedicated to the veterans of Clay County who so unselfishly served and to those who died in defense of their country Let it be said “We will never forget” Left Panel List of World War I, World War II and Korean War veterans . . . — — Map (db m14302) WM
During the 19th Century, Muscle Shoals, the shallow but often-flooded rapids of this section of the Tennessee River, impeded navigation, steamboat traffic and agriculture, so the federal government explored the possibility of opening the channel to . . . — — Map (db m105705) HM
With the U.S. entrenched in World War I, President Woodrow Wilson called for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build nitrate plants at Muscle Shoals to produce explosives for the war effort—and a hydroelectric dam to power them both. . . . — — Map (db m106191) HM
Dedicated to Civilian defense workers in critical industry for the war. US Army directed construction and production via Air Nitrate Corp. Army Projects here in 1917-1918 required 20,000 workers recruited from across the USA. The great flu-pandemic . . . — — Map (db m138776) HM WM
An Experimental Plant
During World War 1, construction of the first ammonia synthesis plant in the U.S. began on this location in October 1917. With plans acquired by American and British espionage, construction of U.S. Nitrate Plant No. 1 . . . — — Map (db m183927) HM
In 1918, during World War I, the U.S. Government built this unique village of 85 bungalows, school, and officers barracks to house personnel at nearby Nitrate Plant No. 1. Prefabricated and standard size materials were used in construction along . . . — — Map (db m88110) HM
In honor of
Andrew Bevis Joe W. Cooke James R. Crowe Henry J. Dawson John W. Dobbs Hollis W. Gaisser Louis Goldstein Claude M. Graham Ulysses H. Kent Roy McClinton Sank McLendon John H. Oldham George McFall Jr. . . . — — Map (db m192063) WM
In 2001 Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson enlisted Kenneth G. Johnson, a local Marine Corps veteran, to help begin the process of developing a veterans' park and monument to honor U. S. veterans, a project that had long been the dream of thousands . . . — — Map (db m94202) WM
Covington County Veterans Memorial Park
Inscribed hereon are the names
of those who made the supreme
sacrifice in defense of our nation
To those who died, honor and eternal rest
To those who . . . — — Map (db m94213) WM
Dedicated in memory
of those from
who gave their lives
in the service
of their country
World War I
Abercrombie Sam McCain Rudolphus
Baker George N. McConnell William
Bates General D. Morgan William W. . . . — — Map (db m101165) WM
The Cullman County native was the first
man drafted in America for World War I. His
Selective Service number 258, was the first
one drawn in the U.S. Senate Building in
Washington D.C. on July 20, 1917. 10,500 men
were drafted that . . . — — Map (db m101097) HM
Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 This reinforced concrete river bridge, thought to be the first in Alabama. Was erected over Pea River in 1920-21 at a cost of $92,108.97. It was dedicated on August 3, 1921 as a memorial to the 57 men from Dale . . . — — Map (db m36511) HM
Dedicated to the memory of those Dale County veterans who died in defense of our country.
World War I.
Obie A. Alpin Sam E. Andrews Marlin R. Arnett Robert Arrington Lester Avant Ivey Y. Beasley Jere Brown Mose Canter Glen . . . — — Map (db m36561) WM
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends. St. John, 15-13
Erected in grateful humility to the enduring
memory of those of Dallas County whose
names appear hereon who made the supreme . . . — — Map (db m83522) WM
Erected by the Citizens of Selma
to Commemorate the Heroism of
Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin
United States Navy, R.F.
Born Selma, Alabama Oct. 16, 1887
Among the first to volunteer and the first American Naval officer killed in action . . . — — Map (db m37660) HM
Erected and dedicated to the
memory of those of Dallas
County who fought and died in
two world wars that we may
retain our great heritage of
freedom, justice and democracy
World War I
April 6, 1917–November 11, 1918 . . . — — Map (db m82029) WM
Dedicated on this Centennial to those Who
Served and Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
Barker, Adolphus · Lewis, Henry
Benton, Edwin J. * · Macon, Preston A. *
Boswell, James A. ** · Martin, Oders M. *
Boyer, James T. · Melton, William H. + . . . — — Map (db m145086) WM
Built by the People
of Escambia County
Dedicated November 11, 1987
Honoring those men and
women of Escambia County
who served . . . — — Map (db m84397) WM
World War I
Atwood, Joe I.
Benton, Edwin J.
Buffington, Hugh G.
Campbell, Earl C.
Cason, Floyd . . . — — Map (db m53844) WM
Alabama Christian College of Berry was located on this site from 1912-1922. The College was coeducational and was composed of Primary, Intermediate, Academic, Collegiate, Music Expression and Art Departments. Emphasis was placed on the teaching of . . . — — Map (db m163756) HM
In honor of all
who served their country
in World War I, World War II,
Korean conflict and Vietnam
Erected 1987 by
loved ones and friends of
veterans of Greene County
In memory of those . . . — — Map (db m203618) WM
To those who made
the supreme sacrifice
1917 - World War - 1918
Till the day breaks and
the shadows flee away
Erected by Headland Chapter, U.D.C.
To the soldiers of the Confederacy . . . — — Map (db m71871) WM
To the memory of our World War heroes who died that civilization might not perish from the earth.
Allbright Rufie PVT. Co. D. 167th Inf. KA
Bailey Andrew SGT. Co. D. 167th . . . — — Map (db m39928) HM
Disabled American Veterans Formed December 25, 1920.
Birmingham Chapter No. 4 Chartered January 25, 1926.
This Memorial Dedicated To Our Military Forces And To All Who Have Given Their Blood And Lives That The Republic Might Live . . . — — Map (db m24347) WM
(Front):Osmond Kelly Ingram 1887-1917
First American sailor killed in action in World War 1, aboard U.S.S. "Cassin"
October 1, 1917.
Medal of Honor
War Cross - Italy
(Back):U.S. Destroyer DD-225
U.S.S. Osmond Ingram . . . — — Map (db m63762) HM
On May 10, 1919, soon after its completion, this 21st Street Viaduct was named the Rainbow Viaduct in tribute to Alabama's famous 167th Infantry of the Rainbow Division, renowned for Bravery and Honor. The 167th was the Nation's only regiment in . . . — — Map (db m83860) HM
Union Hill Cemetery is the burial ground of many pioneers and early settlers of the Shades Valley area. It was established in the 1870s, but includes gravestones dating back to the early 1850s due to the relocation of two earlier, smaller cemeteries . . . — — Map (db m83873) HM
Operated on this site under the ownership of seven companies to produce foundry pig iron. Supplied pig iron during World War 1. Closed for the last time in the Spring of 1919. Dismantled in 1933, and the land sold in 1935 for a Federal Housing . . . — — Map (db m26229) HM
In Memory of Lamar County's Honored Dead
World War One and Two
Allen, Othar J. Conner, Herbert C.
Atkins, A. Lincoln Conner, James Box
Avers, Cicero Cox, William Lloyd
Baughn, Claudie Cowart, Milo K. . . . — — Map (db m96852) WM
This 75mm field gun is a modification of a French gun that was designed in 1917. The 75mm was the most effective light field gun in W.W. I. It was also used
against infantry, tanks, and other armored targets in W.W.II.
This gun is 17-3” . . . — — Map (db m83937) HM
The home of Homer Givens, America's first hero in World War I was located .4 of a mile north of this intersection. Following a bloody two-hour battle on November 1, 1917 Corporal Givens stood alone after his comrades had fallen.
He then . . . — — Map (db m28163) HM
For unparalleled bravery on the battlefield in France during World War I, Corporal Homer Givens was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French government which hailed him as the war's first American hero. — — Map (db m219168) HM
The American Legion, an organization of U.S. War Veterans was founded in Paris, France, March 15~17, 1919 by delegates from combat and service units of the American Expeditionary Force assembled in response to a call by a committee headed by . . . — — Map (db m35220) HM
Dedicated to the following heroes who sacrificed their lives in the defense of our Nation during World War I.
Adams, Jesse Agnew, Jesse Alexander, John C. Brewer, William Calvin Burks, Tommie Couch, William A. William M Creasy Crunk, . . . — — Map (db m69641) WM
This amphitheater memorializes the supreme sacrifice made by six former students of this
institution during World War I. It also honors all 288 students who volunteered to serve in that war. The initial proposal for this amphitheater was made in . . . — — Map (db m156975) WM
On February 20, 1919, a row of memorial trees was planted along the east side of what was then Seminary Street (now Harrison Entrance) on city property fronting two new State Normal School dormitories. These trees were planted in honor of the men of . . . — — Map (db m35643) HM
In Memory of Our loved ones who were our heroes in the World's War of
Soldier Rest Thy Work is Done.
Tommie Burks · Price Hill · Luther Hines · Alvin McKinney · Barney Liles · Clyde Wilcoxson — — Map (db m48182) HM
Born July 31, 1868 ~ Died April 10, 1955
Daughter of General Joseph Wheeler
Gallantly served her country three times on foreign soil.
Volunteer nurse, Santiago, Cuba~1898.
Spanish~American War and Manila, P.I. ~1899
during Philippine . . . — — Map (db m29558) HM
Dallas “Dal” Smith was a veteran of the First World War. During his time of service, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart and a Regimental Citation. He commanded the 3rd Battalion of the 167th Regiment. After the . . . — — Map (db m75133) HM
The first known burial here is Charles Cunningham who died September 28, 1852. Many unmarked fieldstones are present that could mark older graves. The cemetery contains 82 identifiable burials with headstones. Six Confederate soldiers, WWI, and WWII . . . — — Map (db m98753) HM
In Honor of
Our Confederate Soldiers
Jno Alexander Wm. Alexander Wm. H. Alexander Ed Alexander Capt. M.F. Bonham Maj. Bright Capt. T.B. Brown Alberta Caffee Irvin Crocheron J.P. Caffee Jim Crocheron Jno. . . . — — Map (db m85472) WM
The Memorial Fountain System begins with a flow of water cascading over the continuous weir, which is punctuated by 8 Black Granite Markers. This flow symbolizes the blood which has been spilled defending our nation's freedom and flows into the . . . — — Map (db m68728) WM
Known by many as “the War to end all Wars,” World War I broke out in Europe in the summer of 1914 between the allied powers (United Kingdom, France, Russia, Italy) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, The . . . — — Map (db m85618) WM
I am First Sergeant Jo Frank Fox of the 167th Infantry Regiment, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Im the top sergeant of my company which means when I say JUMP!” all the men jump and ask “How high?” on the way up. I got a glare that can . . . — — Map (db m85619) HM WM
Honoring those who served in combat - Especially those who made the supreme sacrificeWorld War I
Mashburn, Millard J.
Shuttleworth, Walter F.
Searcy, Charles H.
Parrish, Steve R. . . . — — Map (db m53153) HM
Joseph (Joe) N. Langan devoted his life to helping others and championing noble causes. He provided wisdom as a city and stare leader and served courageously
as a U.S. Army officer during World War II and the Korean War. As a leading
advocate for . . . — — Map (db m111415) HM
Dedicated on March 21, 1926, near what was then the western city limits of Mobile, the park made possible by the Mothers' Army and Navy League, a volunteer women's group organized in the city during the Great War. Fundraising for Memorial . . . — — Map (db m149322) HM
The Air Corps Tactical School moved to Maxwell in 1931. Brilliant young officers like Chennault, Eaker, Fairchild, Hansell, Kuter, LeMay, Quesada, and Vandenberg formulated the aerial strategies and tactics . . . — — Map (db m64437) HM
Lt. William C. Maxwell (Side A)
William Calvin Maxwell was born Nov. 9, 1892 in Natchez, Ala. An Army ROTC student at the University of Alabama, he left in 1917 to enlist in the Army. He received his commission in April 1918, after . . . — — Map (db m64367) HM
A native of Notasulga in Macon County, Alabama, he was the son of Mrs. Stella Elizabeth (Burks) Livingston and Mr. James Cooper Livingston of Macon County.
Chief Justice Livingston attended the public school of Macon County and Alabama . . . — — Map (db m86123) HM
On August 28, 1917, 3,677 Alabama National Guardsmen departed
from Montgomery's Union Station for shipment to France as the
167th United States Infantry Regiment of the Rainbow Divison.
Serving in the 84th Brigade, with . . . — — Map (db m107608) WM
On May 12, 1919, three trains with 1,451 survivors of the original 3,677 soldiers of Alabama's 167th Infantry arrived at Montgomery Union Station to parade to the Capitol. The Return from the Argonne Memorial, by sculptor James Butler, R.A., . . . — — Map (db m186356) HM WM
Buried here are 78 officers and men of the Royal Air Force who lost their lives whilst training in Montgomery, Alabama during the Second World War.
Nearly 1,000 men who died during that war or the First World War when serving with the forces of . . . — — Map (db m88770) HM WM
This memorial was dedicated on April
6, 1918. After a parade through downtown
Montgomery by 30,000 predominately
Ohio troops stationed at nearby Camp
Sheridan. The original flagpole was
purchased with the contributions of the
school . . . — — Map (db m74270) WM
167th Infantry. 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, . . . — — Map (db m38897) HM
World War I
Camp Sheridan was the site of the August 1917 organization of the Buckeye Division, made up of Ohio National Guardsmen who previously had been serving on the Mexican Border. After training, the 37th went to France in June 1918, . . . — — Map (db m38895) WM
9th Infantry Division
The 9th Division was organized on 18 July 1918 at Camp Sheridan for service in World War I. When the War ended, 11 November 1918, deployment of the Division to France was canceled and it was demobilized on 15 February . . . — — Map (db m76161) HM
During World War I, in the summer of 1917 the U.S. Army opened a remount depot here to buy horses and mules for Camp Sheridan's 27,000-man 37th Division from Ohio. Despite the introduction of motor transport . . . — — Map (db m71340) HM
Montgomery's first military flying installation was established 200 yards south of this spot in November of 1917. The facility was named for Captain Ralph L. Taylor, who was killed in an airplane crash at Mineola Field, New York in August of 1917. . . . — — Map (db m86474) HM
In Memory of those who died for our country during 1917-18 John Alexander Jr.,Dorsey L. Baker, Fred S. Baker, Sam Black, James W. Bunch, Harkless Byrd, Joe Campbell, James L. Culpepper, William J. Eaton, Buford L. Flack, Owen Fowler, Claud M . . . — — Map (db m48189) HM
To the memory of the Spanish American and World War Veterans.
Pickens County tribute to the men who wore the grey and were faithful to the end.
To our beloved women of the Confederacy the Spanish . . . — — Map (db m174455) WM
Born at New Site, Alabama, he grew up working on his parents farm. In 1916 he worked in the oil fields in Texas and joined the Texas National Guard. He married Agnes Benson of Alabama in 1917. In 1918 he was commissioned an . . . — — Map (db m69114) HM
South of this site was the homeplace of Holland McTyeire Smith, born April 20, 1882. He completed the preparatory school at Seale, College at Alabama Polytechnic Institute and the University of Alabama Law School. He was . . . — — Map (db m69406) HM
Near here is the site of the plantation of John Bacon McDonald who was born February 8, 1859. He entered the United States Military Academy on June 14, 1876, after finishing the tutelage of Colonel John M. Brannon of Seale and . . . — — Map (db m69408) HM
On this lot and in the house thereon, was born William Augustus Mitchell, November 30, 1877. Mitchell entered the United States Military Academy on June 20, 1898, after finishing the schools at Seale and Alabama Polytechnic . . . — — Map (db m164067) HM
Harless Cemetery was established as a burying ground in the early 1800s. It is on land homesteaded by Henry Harless, Jr., that was later owned and subsequently deeded to the cemetery by members of the Wyatt family. The oldest surviving marker is for . . . — — Map (db m24914) HM
Dedicated to the memory of the
brave men from Shelby County who
gave their lives that freedom and justice
should not perish from the earth
World War I 1917-1918
John C. Bailey Girome Blankenship Luther P. Crim Jake Evans James . . . — — Map (db m76255) WM
To the memory of
of Tallapoosa County Alabama
who gave their lives in the
Sanford E. Adams
Henry Lorenza Dabbs
Paul H. Harris
Amos D. Howle
Clarence E. Newell
Harmie E. Stevens . . . — — Map (db m68068) WM
This 1916 gun was used by the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I as part of a horse drawn caisson. During the war, American forces were loaned guns, planes, and other equipment from the French arsenal.
This gun was moved to Veterans . . . — — Map (db m35506) HM
To those who gave their life so freely that we may live today and tomorrow
Adams, Halbert ∙ Adamson, Henry ∙ Bagwell, Tom ∙ Banks, William ∙ Beck, Claude ∙ Beck, Edward ∙ Bell, George ∙ . . . — — Map (db m53843) WM
Lest We Forget
Killed in Action
World War I 191718
World War II 194146
Marvin Wenfred Johnson Thomas Felton Smith O. Z. Thornton Tommie Tyree Russell Burdick Wade Belton Elmo Wilson Walter Evan Wilson Jackson Harold . . . — — Map (db m201367) WM
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