Confederate Soldiers, Circa 1905

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Title

Confederate Soldiers, Circa 1905

Subject

Civil War soldiers
Confederate soldiers

Description

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. Croxton's 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment.  

Burton was 16 years of age and with a dozen other old men and young boys removed 30 feet of the bridge's flooring in a delaying action. Retreating, they fired single-shot weapons inflicting 23 Union casualties.

The next day Croxton's raiders burned most of the University of Alabama and much of Tuscaloosa.

Later in life he was the Editor-Publisher of The Tuskaloosa Gazette. He built the mercantile building on 6th Street that is now occupied by Five restaurant and Lampadas.

Source

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society

Date

Circa 1905

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

2318

Coverage

Tuscaloosa County (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 inches by 10 inches

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