The 21st annual reenactment of the Battle of Selma was held today in Riverside Park. The actual battle was fought April 2, 1865, and was one of the last battles of the U.S. War Between the States. After the battle, reenactors joined forces and fired a gun salute to remember America's fallen soldiers.The Battle of Selma isn't going well for Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest (on white horse). First, a courier was captured and tactical plans stolen. Then Union Gen. J.H. Wilson got the layout of Selma's fortifications. Forrest was wounded by a Yankee saber but shot the soldier. He arrives in Selma not long before Wilson's cavalry to a group of mostly older men and young boys manning the breastworks. Amazingly, few Confederates died in the battle, but much of the town was burned.
To view the 2008 BATTLE OF SELMA SLIDESHOW, click HERE.