Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Alabama Campus

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University of Alabama Campus
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1. University of Alabama: Wikipedia
2. Civil War History at The University of Alabama

3. The Burning of the University of Alabama
4. Secession and the Civil War in Alabama
5. Slavery and the University of Alabama
6. Civil War Women Blog

7. History of Slavery In State Is Nearly Completed At Bama
8. Rediscovering a legacy: Residents paint a picture of UA before Civil War

'The West Point Of The South' - The University Of Alabama (UA) was considered a major target of destruction by the Northern Army during the Civil War as many of it's cadets that graduated went on to become officers in the Confederate cause during the war. The campus was hit by Croxon's Company, a division of Wilson's Raiders, and was burned on April 4, 1865 after an unsuccessful attempt to stop the raid into Tuscaloosa at the Black Warrior River bridge crossing by the UA Cadets and the Tuscaloosa Home Guard. The remaining UA cadets were comprised of young boys and their instructors since many of the older student cadets had left the university to join the Confederate cause and were stationed throughout the South. The Tuscaloosa Home Guard was comprised of young boys and old men. Only four major campus structures were saved from burning. The University of Alabama survived, recovered, and went on to become one of the greatest Universities in the United States of America.


Enlarge University of Alabama in 1859. Quad, Rotunda and dorms
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Enlarge Campus Quad, Rotunda building hidden behind trees



(2010) Enlarge Crimson Promenade - Original campus gates reconstruction

(2010) Enlarge Gate marker


(2010) Enlarge Gate detail


(2010) Enlarge Historic district marker

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