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SELMA, AL (WSFA) -
The 149th anniversary of the Battle of Selma will start on Thursday and continue through Sunday.
The re-enactment is held every year to remember the Battle of Selma which occurred during the Civil War between Confederate and Union troops. The battle started on April 1, 1865 when Union forces led by General James Wilson clashed with Confederate forces led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest. The battle lasted only a few days after Union troops were able to push the Confederates out of Selma.
The event starts on Thursday with the Living History School Tour in conjunction with Wallace Community College in Selma. The Civil War Writer Forum will start at 5:30 p.m. and will be hosted at the site of the Army Arsenal on Church Street.
On Friday, the Living History tour continues and will include 1860s style food, beverages, clothes, jewelry, toys and souvenirs for purchase. A display of the Civil War era artillery re-enactment will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a camp dance with 1860s style music. Both events on Friday night are free to the public.
The gates open on Saturday at 9 a.m. for people in attendance to tour Confederate, Union and civilian camps. People in attendance will also be able to witness the troops drill as they prepare for the battle. Saturday's battlefield admission is $7 to the public.
The Grand Military Ball at Sturdivant Hall will be hosted on Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The 5th Alabama Regimental Band will play at the ball and period dress is required to attend.
The re-enactment starts on Sunday with a worship service at 9 a.m. followed by a memorial service and history tour at the historic Old Live Oak Cemetery. There will also be food, clothing and souvenirs available for purchase. The 149th re-enactment begins at 2 p.m. and admission for the entire day is $7.