Historic Markers Across Alabama

Shockly's Escort Company of Cavalry

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Location: to the left of the south entrance of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library building #1013 on the campus of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 12.696    W 087° 32.766
  33.2116    -87.5461
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


In Memoriam Perpetuam
Captain Bascom T. Shockly's Escort Company Of Cavalry

In the hour of their country's peril. Unmindful of self and fired only by patriotic devotion Bascom T. Shockly and nineteen students of the University of Alabama Joined themselves with twenty nine other Alabama Youths In the formation of an escort company of cavalry Which in 1864 entered the service of the Confederate States of America The had their first baptism of fire on June 24, 1864 Served faithfully with Brig. Gen. Dan Adams as his escort to the close Of the unequal struggle of the South for separate state sovereignty And were paroled at Gainesville, Alabama, on May 10, 1865

Shockly, Bascom T. Capt. • Burt, Henry M. 1st Lieut. • Miller, John H. 2nd Lieut. • Watkins, John P. 3rd Lieut.

Webb, Wm. T. 1st Sergt. • Cowin, Thos. E. 2nd Sergt. • Driskell, Thos. J. 3rd Sergt. • Scott, David M.C. 4th Sergt.

Allen, Joseph M. • Archer, Chas. S. • Barker, Chas. L. • Bean, Jas. • Bender, D. Jule • Billbry, Geo. W. • Calloway, Darby M. • Carson, Shelby C. • Chadwich, E. S. • Christian, Wm. C. • Clopton, Wm. H. • Collings, J. W. • Conner, Junius K. • Crum, Aug. W. • Crusoe, Chas. W. • Elgin, Rich'd P. • Frazer, Nathan H. • Galloway, A. G. • Gilmer, Morgan, S. • Hale, C. H. • Harris, Bayless E. • Harris, Jas. M. • Harrison, Jas. T. • Jones, Wm Clarence • Lewis, Wm. T. • McGraw, Waters • McLemore, Moses • Moore, Wm. W. • Patton, Robert W. • Perkins, J. Hampden • Pittman, Jas. F. • Pitts, P. Henry • Rivers, Wm. Jones • Robertson, Wm. J. • Rosser, Henry • Sawyer, Thos. • Stoddard, J. Thos. • Stroud, Alonzo B. • Syring, Frank P. • Watt, Jas. H. • Weathers, Wm. • Webb, Lucius D.

To commemorate these facts and to preserve the names of these young heroes this tablet is placed by the Montgomery County Chapter of Yallerhammers on the third day of June 1914.

May F. Steiner, Chapter Prest. Annie H. Spann, State Prest.
WM. Gerard Fowler, Treas. Mary G. Burnett, Treas.

Erected 1914 by Montgomery County Chapter of Yallerhammers.

End of Shockly's Escort Company of Cavalry