Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Selma Navy Yard and Ordnance Works
marks the site of the
Selma Navy Yard
and the Ordnance Works
destroyed by the Federals
Captain Catesby ap Roger Jones, Commandant
Capt. David De Haven
Lieut. C. C. Sims
Lieut. N. H. VanZant
Chas. F. Fahs M.D.
James Thomas M.D.
W. M. Ladd
Simeon B Reardon
A. E. Reimer
Here were cast some of the largest cannon ever made in America. And here were built under the command of Commodore E. Farrand the Battleship Tennessee and several gunboats which took park in the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864.
Erected 1917 by Alabama Division United Daughters of Confederacy.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 32° 24.518′ N, 87° 0.847′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Avenue and Sylvan Street, on the right when traveling east on Water Avenue. Click for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of James Joseph Reeb (a few steps from this marker); Arsenal Anvil (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Water Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Selma-Dallas County’s 1st Bridge 1884-1940 (approx. ¼ mile away); This Tablet Commemorates the Visit of Lafayette (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sgt Robert Weakley Patton (approx. 0.3 miles away); I Had A Dream (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Selma.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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