Historic Markers Across Alabama

Tallassee Armory

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Barnett Blvd at E.B. Payne Drive near river on Hwy 14, Tallassee
County: Elmore
Coordinates: N 32° 32.103    W 085° 53.460
  32.53505    -85.891
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDDGX


Only Confederate armory not destroyed by Federal forces. Colonel Gorgas (Conf. Flag) ordnance chief, had carbine shop moved here into Tallassee Manufacturing Company mill in spring 1864 as war threatened Richmond, Virginia armory. War ended before plant neared goal of 6,000 carbines per year. In 1864 Rousseau's raid bypassed it-1865: forces under General Wilson (U.S. Flag) misled by faulty map, marched 10 miles east; threat of Forrest (Conf. Flag) barred their return.

End of Tallassee Armory