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