Historic Markers Across Alabama

Amelia Gayle Gorgas - 1826-1913

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Location: can be reached from Capstone Drive., Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 12.696    W 087° 32.766
  33.2116    -87.5461
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Daughter of John Gayle, Governor of Alabama. Wife of Josiah Gorgas, Brigadier General, C. S. A. Mother of William Crawford Gorgas, Surgeon General, U. S. A.

Untiring nurse in Confederate Hospitals, 1861-1865. First Historian Alabama Division, U. D. C. 1897-1899. Matron of University Hospital, 1879-1907. Librarian, University of Alabama, 1883-1907.

In commemoration of this noble record, and of her exalted personal character, this memorial tribute is erected by the Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Greatly Beloved And Rarely Gifted Her Life Was An Inspiration.

University of Alabama May 30, 1916

Erected 1916 by Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

End of Amelia Gayle Gorgas - 1826-1913