The Battle of Selma held in Selma , Alabama April 12-15 ,2007 is a unique event and given the posts on dismounted cavalry ,it seems more than appropriate since Wilson's entire mounted force fought assaulted the works dismounted . Selma is unusual in that Forrest got routed , but was so late in the war that it ( to Wilson's chagrin ) , received little attention . Wilson's campaign deserves study but is generally ignored.
The event features earthworks on a portion of the actual battlefield , a magnificent Ball , a cemetery tour /commeration at the grave sites of Gen. William Hardee and C.S.S. Virginia officer Catesby -ap-Jones . While not an "authentic " event , the presence of Gen. Rambo , Col. Neel , the 33rd Alabama and generally the better reenactors of the deep South raise the standards of the Battle of Selma to the best of the national events .
Selma - go figure : A Yankee victory over Forrest ; a Civil War reenactment in a city best known for Civil Rights struggles . That the event has , with the exception of last year's cancellation , been an annual event for almost twenty years is in itself remarkable , and is perhaps an interesting example of quirky American excentricity .
All for the old flag,
Battle of Selma