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Bibb Naval Furnaces-- Brierfield Furnaces
The principal iron producer for the Confederate foundry at Selma, where naval guns and ironclads were made. 1865-Furnaces destroyed by Wilson's Raiders, U.S.A. 1866-Furnaces rebuilt and operated by Gen. Gorgas, former Ordnance Chief, C.S.A.
[Before 1965: Ala. Hwy 25 west of Wilton]
April 1, 1865-A cavalry engagement here among fiercest of the Civil War. To defend arsenal of Selma, Forrest (Confederate flag) charged with 1500 into Wilson (U.S. flag), moving south with 7500. Forrest was seeking to delay Wilson pending the arrival of scattered (Confederate flag) units. Forrest, involved in heavy fighting to inspire his men, suffered a saber wound, but killed opponent. Swollen streams and intercepted orders blocked aid for Forrest and forced his retreat.
[Before 1965: Ala. Hwy 139]
Haysop Baptist Church
In the Lord's Service
At this Location
Since Summer 1830
With Our Prayers
In Its 150th Year
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Updated: September 13, 2012