Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Selma Army Arsenal
Battle of Selma
"April 6th. ...the rattle of exploding rifle and musket cartridges was deafening; we have not heard such a constant roar since the Battle of Chickamauga. The negroes had been cautioned to get all the artillery shells out, but in half an hour they began to explode, throwing fire and old iron 1,000 feet high. This made every fellow hunt his hole and crawl into it, too. The scene was hideous and unearthly beyond anything we had ever imagined. The explosions continued for three hours, much louder than any we had ever heard, and of sufficient violence to shake the earth for miles around, making the whole city a perfect
Erected 2015 by the April 1865 Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 32° 24.359′ N, 87° 1.289′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Arsenal Place, on the right when traveling south on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Church Street, Selma AL 36701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arsenal Place (a few steps from this marker); Ecor Bienville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Building and U.S. Court House (about 400 feet away); Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin (about 500 feet away); Edmund Winston Pettus House Site (about 500 feet away); Burning of Downtown (about 600 feet away); The Sleeping Prophet (about 700 feet away); Edmund Pettus Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
Regarding Selma Army Arsenal.
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Also see . . . Selma Army Arsenal. (Submitted on April 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.