When you visit the Old Depot Museum, be sure and check out
the monuments on the property.
This one marks the site of the Selma Navy Yard and Ordnance Works,
which were destroyed in the Battle of Selma, April 1865. The inscription
further reads that some of the largest cannon used during
the War Between the States were cast here, and the Battleship Tennessee
and other gunboats that took part in the 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay
were built here.