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The 150th Battle of Selma Official t-shirts have been re-ordered and are now on sale at Swift Drugs on Broad Street.  You can order one to be mailed to you by sending a check for $25 to:

April 1865 Society, Inc

P.O.Box 807

Selma, AL 36702

Be sure you indicate quantity, size and your return address.

Join us for the 151st Battle of Selma Re-enactment

April 21 – 24, 2016



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8th Battle of Selma Historic Marker Unveiled

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The April 2nd

Official Observance Program held at the site of the Confederate Army Arsenal was a great Success.

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6th Battle of Selma Marker Unveiled March 19th, 2015

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5th Battle of Selma Marker Unveiled March 10th, 2015

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 4th Battle of Selma Marker Unveiled February 26th, 2015

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3rd Battle of Selma Marker Unveiled December 19th, 2014

3rd marker The unveiling was done by a Selma descendant of Shockley’s Independent Escort Company Menzo Driskell and Mayor Evans.


2nd Battle of Selma Marker Unveiled November 25th, 2014


The April 1865 Society hopes to erect 10 markers by the Battle of Selma Re-enactment.  The Society has funds for these ten but an additional dozen could be erected if funds were available.  If you would like to contribute to the Historic Marker Fund, contact us at or mail contributions to P.O. Box 807  Selma, AL 36702.


1st Battle of Selma Marker Unveiled July 9th, 2014


 The first in the Battle of Selma/Wilson’s Raid Civil War Trail.   Sponsored by the April 1865 Society, Inc.



 151st Battle of Selma Re-enactment

April 21 – 24, 2016

Cleburne’s Division will be the Overall Military Command for this event

General Joe Way, Commanding

Federal and Confederate Military Commanders will be announced shortly.




The 150th Anniversary Battle of Selma T-Shirt You may contact us at to receive one by mail.





The United states Army, 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment was hosted by the April 1865 Society February 28th at the site of the Annual Battle of Selma Re-enactment.  The “Red Knight Battalion” studies battle sites each year comparing tactics and strategies of the past with current practices.  This is the third year the 1st Battalion out of Ft. Benning, Georgia has ask for the expertise of the April 1865 Society in conducting its Staff Ride of the Battle of Selma.  This year they were treated with a Civil War Artillery demonstration by the members of the Jeff Davis Artillery.

Battle of Selma Grand Military Ball

Sponsored by

April 1865 Society, Inc

And its Members

The 151sth Anniversary of the Battle of Selma will continue to operate under the changes instituted in 2012.  The Ball will not only be open to our Re-enactor guest but will be open to the membership of the April 1865 Society, Inc. Below are some important points to remember about this year’s Ball:

NO BALL TICKETS WILL BE SOLD - In the past Sturdivant Hall sold tickets to the Ball to allow non-re-enactor guests, in period dress to attend the Ball. Sturdivant Hall Board decided in 2012 it could not sell these tickets.

MEMBERSHIP MAY ATTEND AT NO CHARGE – All members of the April 1865 Society, Inc , in good standing, may attend the ‘Ball’ at no extra charge. There will be a membership list at the door. The member must be on it to enter.

PERIOD DRESS IS STILL REQUIRED – Even if you are a current member, in good standing, members will only be allow to enter in ‘civilian period dress’. If someone in your party is not properly dressed they will not be allowed to enter.

Commemorative Glass – Society Members will also receive a commemorative glass at no charge.

Join the membership of April 1865 Society today!  To download a membership form, click here.

NPR at the Battle of Selma

Click on the link to listen to National Public Radio’s visit to the Battle of Selma this year. The story mentions how there are less re-enactors nationally every year, even though there is increased interest from the public during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War to see these events. Who will teach the next generation about the biggest conflict in our nation’s history?  Grab your tents, horse, a friend and come join us at the next Battle of Selma or re-enactment near you.


The artwork was done by Luis Acosta from the Wilkinson School in California after a recent demonstration by the Jeff Davis Artillery at the Battlefield in Selma.

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2010 YouTube Video

 To See the “Battle Of Selma 2009″ Promotional Video click on: