Redoubt No. 15

Redoubt No. 15 (HM1JR1)

Location: Selma, AL 36701 Dallas County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 25.651', W 87° 1.908'

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1st Mississippi Cavalry

— Battle of Selma —

Redoubt No. 15 located just to the west of Summerfield Road was defended by Colonel Pinson's 1st Mississippi Cavalry Regiment of Anderson's Brigade. Their 400 men held positions on the west side of the road and the rest of Armstrong's present; Ballentine's 7th Mississippi Cavalry, and Dillon's 2nd Mississippi Cavalry held the east of the road. These 1,000 men, Forrest's veterans, would bear the brunt of Long's attack.
"Ballentine's regiment was in the works on the right of the road... none of us thought the enemy would assault the works, exposed as they would be in an open field for some hundreds of yards... While we were all looking - the sun was nearly down - long, dark line of men appeared on the brow of the ridge; they moved slowly forward for a while, and then broke into a cheer and charge... I could not restrain the men near me, they began firing too soon. But as the enemy came nearer I could plainly see the deadly effects of our fire, though it did not check the enemy... Stepping on the banquette at the base of the parapet, I fired my Tranter five times into the struggling mass, and had commenced to reload when I heard wild cheering to the right. I knew that all was lost. I could see the enemy pouring over the works to the right, not a hundred yards away, and the mounted column fast approaching." Lt. Colonel Frank Montgomery, 1st Mississippi Cavalry, Anderson's Brigade


Map of the City of Selma, showing battle lines.
HM NumberHM1JR1
Year Placed2015
Placed ByThe April 1865 Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 497010 N 3587824
Decimal Degrees32.42751667, -87.03180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.651', W 87° 1.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 39.06" N, 87° 1' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2101-2103 Summerfield Rd, Selma AL 36701, US
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