Battle of Selma Re-enactment

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.

Dallas County Alabama Map

DALLAS COUNTY ALABAMA

A center of the civil-rights struggle, Dallas County is home to Selma, starting point of the famous Selma to Montgomery March. The county was also the site of Cahaba, the state’s first capital as well as the largest historic district in Alabama.

April 2, 1865: Selma

The Battle of Selma, Alabama (April 2, 1865), formed part of the Union campaign through Alabama and Georgia, known as Wilson’s Raid, in the final phase of the American Civil War.