CSS-Tennessee Confederate Ironclad Ram

CSS Tennessee

CSS Tennessee was a casemate ironclad ram built for the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War. She served as the flagship of Admiral Franklin Buchanan, commander of the Mobile Squadron, after her commissioning. She was captured in 1864 by the Union Navy during the Battle of Mobile Bay and then participated in the Union’s subsequent Siege of Fort Morgan. Tennessee was decommissioned after the war and sold in 1867 for scrap. ALABAMA CIVIL WAR MAIN PAGE

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Paul M. Grist State Park

 

Paul M. Grist State Park, in Selma Alabama, is  100 acre lake on 1,000 acres of tranquility describes Paul M Grist State Park. Located in Selma Alabama, Dallas County Alabama, the park welcomes visitors with camping, picnicking, swimming and boating and has 5 star reviews from campers, horse back riders and boaters.  

 

Park Admission Price:
Age 6 to 12: $1
Age 13 to 61: $2
Age 62 and over: $1

Alabama Highway 22 East from Selma or Dallas County Road 37 or Summerfield Road from Selma. Additional Alabama State Parks

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Battle of Selma Re-enactment

Battle of Selma

The Battle of Selma, Wilson’s Raid in Alabama and Georgia (1865), was a military engagement near the end of the American Civil War. It was fought in Selma, Alabama, on April 2, 1865, a town of about ten thousand inhabitants. Selma, Dallas Countyg, had become a major industrial and manufacturing center during the war and provided critical support to Confederate States of America infantry and naval forces. Situated on the banks of the Alabama

River in a region far removed from the war’s major theaters, the Selma Ordnance and Naval Foundry produced war materiel until the final weeks of the conflict.  

 

 

 

Union Army forces under Major General James H. Wilson defeated a Confederate Army force under Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cahaba Alabama Prison aka Castle Morgan, 1863-65. Drawn from memory by Jesse Hawes

Castle Morgan – Cahaba Prison – Selma Alabma

Cahaba prison was located near Selma, Alabama, in the center of the now-vanished town of Cahawba which was the state capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1826. The prison was located in a cotton warehouse on the banks of the Alabama River and was in operation intermittently from 1862 to April 1865.

The St James Hotel in Selma Alabama Considered One of the Most Haunted Places in Alabama

St James Hotel in Selma Alabama Considered Most Haunted Place in Alabama

The St James Hotel is considered to be one of the most haunted places in all of Alabama. Located in the town of Selma, the residents and many visitors to this particular establishment have issued several accounts of hauntings and paranormal events that have occurred. It is believed that a few different spirits enjoy spending their time in the building – in the afterlife. Two of the apparent hauntings that are said to occur include that of the popular outlaw, Jesse James, as well as his girlfriend who was named Lucinda. Alabama Ghosts and Ghost Towns Index