Headquarters of General James H. Wilson
— Battle of Selma —following the Battle of Selma, April 2, 1865. This occupation protected the hotel from the arson and looting in the first 24 hours that destroyed much of downtown. In the next week Wilson methodically burned the huge military/industrial complex that had sustained the Confederate War effort. By April 10th he had built his pontoon bridge and he was off to capture Montgomery.
|Placed By||The April 1865 Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 498308 N 3585548|
|Decimal Degrees||32.40698333, -87.01798333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 24.419', W 87° 1.079'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 24' 25.14" N, 87° 1' 4.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1201-1225 Water Ave, Selma AL 36703, US|
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