Historic Markers Across Alabama



Battle of Selma



Marker ID: AHA 
Location:
County: Dallas
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

April 2, 1865--On the day Richmond fell General Nathan Bedford Forrest, his men, home guards and civilians manned earthworks about this city. They were overwhelmed by veterans of General James H. Wilson who burned Confederate facilities and many homes. After a week of destruction Wilson raided on to Montgomery.







End of Battle of Selma