National Historical Publications & Records Commission

The Journals of Josiah Gorgas: 1857-1878

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Josiah Gorgas, courtesy University of Alabama.


University of Alabama

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Josiah Gorgas (1818 –1883) was one of the few Northern-born Confederate generals and later president of the University of Alabama. He kept diaries during the Civil War.  The diaries and papers in this collection deal with travel, the Confederate Army, business, higher education, and family life.

Complete in one volume


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