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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
This CA-37 was the first of two ships named for Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Commissioned in 1934, she spent most of her career in the Atlantic and Caribbean, participating in several European wartime operations. In early 1945, she transferred to the Pacific…

USS Tuscaloosa, 1942
USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) was a New Orleans-class heavy cruiser of the U.S. Navy. She was laid down on 3 September 1931 at Camden, New Jersey, by the New York Shipbuilding Co., launched on 15 November 1933, sponsored by Mrs. Thomas Lee McCann, the wife…

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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