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Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Arsenal Place

1862 CSA 1865

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Arsenal Place Marker
Inscription. This memorial marks the site of the Arsenal, a unit of the Great Ordnance Works in Selma destroyed by the Union Army April 6, 1865.

These ordnance works stood second only to those of Richmond in the manufacture of war materials for the Confederate States of America.

The work of the several thousand men, women, and children who served at the Arsenal has passed into History.

May this Memorial kindle anew in succeeding generations a patriotism founded on the knowledge of the deeds of their forefathers, whose courage, heroism and self-denial won the admiration of the world.

(Left Side Plaque):
Captain Catesby ap R. Jones,
Commander of Ordnance Works.

Lieutenant Colonel James L. White,
Commandant at Arsenal.

Colonel J. C. Moore,
Commandant at Arsenal.

Major J. C. Compton,
Assistant Commandant at Arsenal.

Captain John E. Logwood,
Keeper of Military Stores.

Lieutenant Rittenhouse Moore,
Inspector of Ammunition.

Captain R. M. Nelson,
Inspector of Ammunition.

Captain N. D. Cross,
General Supt. Of the Laboratory.

Captain J. L. Watters,
Inspector of Artillery Equipments.

Lieutenant Portlock,
Inspector of All Iron Works
 
Erected
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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Arsenal Place Left Marker
1931 by The Alabama Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 24.349′ N, 87° 1.29′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Arsenal Place and Church Street on Arsenal Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Selma Army Arsenal (a few steps from this marker); Ecor Bienville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edmund Winston Pettus House Site (about 500 feet away); Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin (about 500 feet away); Burning of Downtown (about 700 feet away); The Sleeping Prophet (about 700 feet away); 'Bloody Sunday' Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge / U.S. Congress Approves Voting Rights Act of 1965 (about 800 feet away); Edmund Pettus Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Arsenal Place Markers image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Arsenal Place Markers
Arsenal Place Markers image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. Arsenal Place Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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