Historic Markers Across Alabama

Noble Leslie DeVotie

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: At Fort Morgan, Dixie Graves Parkway (State Highway 180), Gulf Shores, AL
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 30° 13.792    W 088° 1.4
  30.22986666    -88.02333333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMK4VV


First Alabama soldier to die in the Civil War. Drowned February 12, 1861, while on duty as chaplain of the Alabama troops here. Before enlisting, he was the pastor of Selma Baptist Church. He was 23 at time of death. Noble Leslie DeVotie-First Alabama soldier to lose life in Civil War. DeVotie graduated in 1856 from University of Alabama; Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Princeton in 1859. In 1856 at the University of Alabama, he was chief founder of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, the only national social fraternity founded in the Deep South.

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