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Alabamiana: Richard Tyler, 1816 – 1877

It was Veterans Day, and I was walking with my daughter on the grounds of the state capitol building when a man in a rough-hewn dark-gray Confederate sailor suit approached us. We had been looking at the statue of J. Marion Sims that flanks the front steps, when the costumed man asked if we knew who that was. We told him yes, that we did, and had just been by his historic marker on Perry Street. The man was obviously not satisfied with his inability to coax us into hearing… Read more Alabamiana: Richard Tyler, 1816 – 1877