— Battle of Selma —Confederate Army Captain James White was ordered to relocate the old Federal Arsenal from Mt. Vernon, Alabama. By 1865 it consisted of 24 buildings and had over 500 workers including men, women, boys, girls, FMofC and slaves. It made or contracted for all manner of war materials including 30,000 rifle cartridges a day. These materials were then shipped from the C.S. Depot to all parts of the shrinking Confederacy. By 1865 Selma was producing 2/3 of all C.S. war materials and made the destruction of Selma the goal of "Wilson's Raid."
|Placed By||the April 1865 Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 10:17pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 497979 N 3585437|
|Decimal Degrees||32.40598333, -87.02148333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 24.359', W 87° 1.289'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 24' 21.5400" N, 87° 1' 17.3400" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7 Church St, Selma AL 36701, US|
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