Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
VII In. Brooke Rifle
Designed by Lt. John M. Brooke CSN
“to be used against Iron-Clads”
Weight: 15,300 lbs
Length: 12 feet, 3 ½ inches
Range: 7900 yards (4 & ½ miles)
Brooke Rifles were reported accurate enough to “hit a barrel at a mile every pop.” Captured by the Federal Navy August 5, 1864 and taken to US Navy Yard in Washington DC. Returned on loan in 1981 to the Selma-Dallas County Museum of History and Archives from the Naval Historical Center.
Erected 2008 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1899.
Location. 32° 24.578′ N, 87° 1.247′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 80) and Selma Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 Broad Street, Selma AL 36702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highlights of Selma History / William Rufus DeVane King 1786-1853 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Est. 1838 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burning of Downtown (about 800 feet away); Sgt Robert Weakley Patton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sleeping Prophet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Building and U.S. Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee - Bender - Butler House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
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