Sunday, April 26, 2015

Union Advance


The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Selma was re-enacted Sunday
 with hundreds of reenactors and a hillside full of spectators. 

In this photo, homes north of Selma are burned by Union Gen. J.H. Wilson's
 Cavalry as they advance on Confederate forces behind the fortifications.
 In the actual battle on April 2, 1865, Wilson's Raiders 
went on to destroy Selma's arms manufacturing facilities
 and burn much of the town. 



3 comments:

Denton Harryman said...

We have always enjoyed re-enactments

Linda said...

Nice shot! The 150th is almost over. I was able to attend a number of programs here in Virginia.

William Kendall said...

I've never seen a re-enactment, but I'd love to see one for myself. Excellent vantage point for this shot.