Civil War

Annual Battle of Selma Civil War Reenactment Could Return Next Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– One of Selma’s largest annual tourist events could soon be back in the city next year. Battle of Selma organizers are hopeful that a policy change concerning city fees means the event will be back in 2019. “The details are very important,” said James Hammonds of the April 1865 Society. “I think we’ve seen a…

20th Annual Battles for the Armory Brings History to Life in Tallassee

The annual four-day celebration is put on by Tallassee Living History and Heritage Days

The thunder of cannons shook the grounds in Tallassee Saturday and Sunday for the annual Civil War reenactment. “It’s really exciting for just about everybody,” said event organizer Randall Hughey. “It preserves our southern culture, our southern history.” Hughey says nearly 500 reeanactors are taking part this year in the Battles for the Armory event. “It’s a celebration of the…

Battle of Selma Cancelled for 2018

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The annual Battle of Selma Civil War Reenactment in Selma has been cancelled for 2018. Its the second year in a row the four-day event is being cancelled. Its due to an on-going dispute between the event’s organizers and the city. Organizers say they’ve been unable to raise the $22,000 dollars in fees the city…