Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry
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
They 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
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1760.
Location. 33° 12.696′ N, 87° 32.766′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Capstone Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Storrs Cadet Troop (here, next to this marker); Amelia Gayle Gorgas (here, next to this marker); Rotunda Plaza (a few steps from this marker); The Little Round House (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Alabama Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver-Barnard Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site Of Franklin Hall (about 300 feet away); Tuomey Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
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