Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Defense of Selma Memorial
Here fell brave men
in defense of their homes
April 2, 1865.
Col. William T. Minter
Rev. Arthur M. Small
Robert N. Philpot
and other valiant soldiers
“They fought and fell
they served us well"
Lest We Forget
Erected 1907 by Selma Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 32° 25.61′ N, 87° 0.849′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Range Street and 4th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Range Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selma AL 36703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Last Stronghold Falls (approx. one mile away); I Had A Dream (approx. one mile away); Redoubt No. 15 (approx. one mile away); R.B. Hudson High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Troops Charge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Temple Mishkan Israel (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Selma.
Also see . . . Battle of Selma. CWSAC summary of the battle of Selma. The action was fought near the close of the Civil War. Confederate forces under General N.B. Forrest, including militia and volunteers, faced Federal cavalry under General James Wilson. Wilson's forces were conducting a raid through Alabama and Georgia. (Submitted on November 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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