Philip Roddey

Philip Roddey, born in Moulton, Lawrence County, worked in the tailoring, law enforcement, and steamboat industries before volunteering for the Confederacy when the Civil War began. He rose to the rank of brigadier general, commanding forces in north Alabama and in the defense of Atlanta in 1863-64. He surrendered to United States Army forces in May 1865.

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