Historic Markers Across Alabama



Selma Navy Yard and Ordnance Works



Marker ID: UDC 
Location: at the intersection of Water Avenue and Sylvan Street, Selma, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 24.518    W 087° 0.847
  32.40863333    -87.01411666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This boulder
marks the site of the
Selma Navy Yard
and the Ordnance Works

destroyed by the Federals
1865


This tablet is placed in honor of the memory of hundreds of faithful men who made these great works a base for war material for the entire Confederate Army and Navy.

Captain Catesby ap Roger Jones, Commandant
Capt. David De Haven
Lieut. C. C. Sims
Lieut. N. H. VanZant
Chas. F. Fahs M.D.
James Thomas M.D.
W. M. Ladd
Simeon B Reardon
George Peacock
Simon Gay
A. E. Reimer

Here were cast some of the largest cannon ever made in America. And here were built under the command of Commodore E. Farrand the Battleship Tennessee and several gunboats which took park in the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864.

Erected 1917 by Alabama Division United Daughters of Confederacy.







End of Selma Navy Yard and Ordnance Works