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Josiah Gorgas

Field Trips:

bullet Visit Gorgas House on University of Alabama campus.

bulletVisit University of Alabama Special Collections (to see his swords and uniform).

bulletVisit arsenal at Mount Vernon (now Searcy Hospital).

bulletVisit arsenal site in Selma.

bulletAsk local historians and librarians if any Civil War-era ordnance ruins are in their area.

bulletVisit nearby ironworks, iron museums, factories like Tannehill, Brierfield, and Tallassee, the powder magazine in Montgomery, and the iron foundry ruins buried in undergrowth in the middle of Mountain Brook in Birmingham.