Josiah Gorgas, ca. 1878

Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883) served in the military, was appointed the chief of ordnance for the Confederacy, was headmaster at the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee, and was elected president of the University of Alabama. His son, William Crawford Gorgas, was a noted physician and his wife, Amelia Gayle Gorgas, held several positions at the University of Alabama.

Courtesy of the University of Alabama W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library

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