Courtland’s women and children were as important in the story of the Alabama Red Rovers as the soldiers, without them their identity would not hot have been recognizable. When the Northern Alabama town decided to aid Texas in her fight for independence, it was the women of Courtland that pulled together their resources and uniformed their glorious group of volunteers. These ladies made and dyed the men’s uniforms and finally presenting them with a simple red banner to use
as a guidon and christening the unit, the “Alabama Red Rovers”.
Women of Courtland are a support of Captain Shackelford’s Company of Alabama Red Rovers by being a team of like-minded women dedicated towards authenticity and portraying correct history. These ladies demonstrate living history through cooking, period crafts, and sewing.
by William V. Scott