So what would you do if invaders were about to storm your town?
Back in April 1865, there weren't many able-bodied men left to defend Selma
from federal troops, but the city that supplied much of the Confederacy's munitions
was surrounded with a three-mile long semi-circle of fortifications.
After a hard-fought but brief battle led by wounded
Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Selma's arsenal, naval ordnance works
and many private homes and businesses were burned.
The 149th reenactment of the battle is this weekend at Riverside Park.
Blue skies are forecast.