Posted on March 2, 2015

Rededication of Confederate Circle in Selma, Alabama

Pat Godwin, March 2, 2015

We Won! We have the deed to Confederate Memorial Circle!

It’s time to Celebrate, Commemorate & Re-Dedicate!

The Friends of Forrest and Selma Chapter 53, UDC, cordially invite you to attend and share the celebration of our historical and monumental victory!

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1:00 pm

Confederate Memorial Circle, Historic Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama

A guided tour of Live Oak Cemetery, 9:30 am

Reception to follow program at the Smitherman Building Museum (The Original Site of the NB Forrest Monument), 109 Union Street

Confederate Memorial Circle was originally dedicated 137 years ago on April 26, 1878. It’s time to celebrate, commemorate & re-dedicate Confederate Memorial Circle where we will re-dedicate the Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument by unveiling the replacement bronze bust of Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

We will also re-dedicate the Confederate Soldiers’ Memorial and also the new Battle of Selma Memorial.

Even though we are having the dedication on May 23, this project is not quite finished. We still have to erect 19 bronze historical interpretive markers throughout the Circle. These historical markers will cost approximately $1500 each. We are also still selling the ancestor pavers (4×8–3 lines, 18 characters–$50; 8×8–6 lines, 18 characters, $65). if you would like your paver laid by dedication day please place your order now.

However, we will continue to sell the pavers until we have all 4 quads filled with engraved pavers. This entire project is TAXDOLLAR FREE–only private donations have funded this project! Contact me at 334-875-1690 for order form & information. If you would like to contribute to this historical, monumental project, please make check payable to and mark for: CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL CIRCLE:

NBF Monument Fund/Selma Chapter 53, UDC
c/o Patricia S. Godwin
Fort Dixie
10800 Co. Rd. 30
Selma, Alabama  36701