Civil War 1862 Selma Arsenal ammunition box crate dowel lid. Lid has the following stenciled in black "1000" Cart. 57 or 58 Elongated Ball Selma Arsenal 1862.
The sides of the box are also stenciled with the ammunition type. The lid is secured with "wood pins" or "dowels" placed near the corners of the box and holes in the lid.
One of the dowels is missing. There are many photos of this so I will let them speak for me. I can absolutely assure you this is authentic.This box measures 16" x 11" x 9 tall. (this does not include the wood handles on each end). Here is a little information on the importance of Selma in the war. Importance of Selma to the Confederacy.
Because of its central location, production facilities, and rail connections, the advantages of Selma as a site for production of cartridges. Powder, shot and shell, rifles. And steam rams soon became apparent to the Confederacy. Was manufactured in Selma, employing at least ten thousand people. Selma, along with the Tredegar Iron Works.
Was one of two sites producing the Brooke rifle. A rifled naval and coast defense cannon designed by John Mercer Brooke. The hulls for several Confederate ironclads. Were laid at the Confederate Navy Yard there. Was also partially outfitted in Selma.Early Federal attempts to seize Selma. The capacities and importance of Selma, in its relation to the Confederate war effort, had been evident to Northern strategists and too great to be overlooked by the Federal authorities as early as 1862. But reaching it with a Federal force was not attempted early in the war, as its distance from the front lines made it an extremely difficult target. As Selma grew in importance to the Confederate forces, the greater became the necessity to capture it. With a cavalry force from Memphis.
Major General William Tecumseh Sherman. Made an effort to reach it in February 1864, but after advancing as far as Meridian. Within 107 miles (172 km) of Selma, he retreated to the Mississippi River. Made a dash in the direction of Selma in 1864, but was misled by his guides and ins.
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