Author to speak to CCHS on WWI ‘Dixie Division’

Published 11:47 pm Monday, April 21, 2014


This is the 31st Alabama “Dixie Division” prior to WWI in front the of East 3-Notch School.


Covington County’s World War I heroes will be among the topics when Montgomery’s Nimrod T. Frazer speaks to the Covington Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Thurs., April 24, at the Charles Dixon Memorial Room of the Andalusia Public Library.

Frazer’s book, Send the Alabamians, which is subtitled World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division, will be released by the University of Alabama Press in May. His research on the 167th Alabama Infantry includes a collection of letters of written by one of the members, Franklin Ashton Clark of Andalusia. Frazer believes that Clark returned to the area after the war and became a veterinarian.

Frazer is from a military family, and had three ancestors at Valley Forge. His great-grandfather spent more than two years in a Union army prison camp. His father was wounded in World War I. Frazer volunteered for Korea and received a Silver Star for Gallantry in Action while serving as a tank platoon leader. His unit received a Presidential Unit Citation. On returning home, he attended Columbia and earned a master’s degree from Harvard.

Frazer is active in the business community in Montgomery and a member of the Alabama Business Hall of Fame

The meeting is open to all who are interested.