Military Collection

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Military Collection

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Confederate Soldiers, Circa 1905
On the front right, holding flag, is Montgomery Inge Burton. He was a member of the Home Guard that defended the covered bridge across the Black Warrior River that connected Northport and Tuscaloosa on April 3, 1865 against Brigadier General John T.…

Warrior Guards, 1924
Warrior Guards served in all major wars, starting with the confederacy. Pictured are the 1924 Warrior Guards: Hal McCall, William A. Collier, Jr., Jimmy Johnson, Lt. Robert Dugin, Sr., Capt. Dick Lollar, Lt. Tandy Barrett, Thomas Maxwell, Jack…

USS Tuscaloosa, 1939
This CA-37 was the first of two ships named for Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37), a New Orleans-class heavy cruiser, was laid down on September 3, 1931 at Camden, N.J., by the New York Shipbuilding Company, launched on  November 15,…

USS Tuscaloosa, 1942
This CA-37 was the first of two ships named for Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37), a New Orleans-class heavy cruiser, was laid down on September 3, 1931 at Camden, N.J., by the New York Shipbuilding Company, launched on  November 15,…

Service Group at University Club
The building that is now the University Club at the corner of University Boulevard and Queen City Avenue, was bought by Dr. J.M. Forney in May, 1939, and used as his office until World War II when he entered the service. The house became, for a short…

Korea Veterans
These men fought in the Korean War. At least two are from Tuscaloosa. Bub Wilson Jr. and Howard Washington are in the photograph. The photo was taken in Fort Lewis, Washington in 1951.

World War II and Korean War Monument
World War II and Korean War Monument that was erected by the Gold Star Mothers in 1960 at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse.
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