The Last Grand Review (Confederate Army), Selma
The marker is a simple granite slab several feet high. Above the inscription are crossed flags. The left flag is the third Confederate national flag (also called the “Blood- stained Banner) adopted in March 1865. The right flag is the First Regiment North Carolina Volunteers (the Bethel Regiment). This flag is similar to the NC state flag of the confederacy with the battle honor “Bethel” inscribed on the flag. This regiment was honored for having had the first soldier killed during the Civil War for the Confederacy and was the only regiment to receive an official state flag.
THE LAST GRAND REVIEW / ON THIS SITE, APRIL 6, 1965, THE LAST GRAND / REVIEW OF THE
CONFEDERATE ARMY WAS HELD. / THE TROOPS WERE REVIEWED BY GENERAL J.E. /
JOHNSTON, GOVERNOR VANCE AND OTHERS.
ERECTED BY ELI OLIVE CAMP, #1466 SONS OF / CONFEDERATE VETERANS, APRIL, 1990.
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Eli Olive Camp #1466 Sons of Confederate Veterans
The maker is at the corner of Buffalo Road and Old Beulah Road on the right when traveling from Selma, NC on Buffalo Road.
The marker is surrounded by bushes in a well maintained residential lawn area with mature trees. Right to its right is the “Mitchener Station” North Carolina Civil War Trail marker that details events surrounding the Final Review of the Confederate Army.