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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Storrs Cadet Troop

Pro Virtute Et Patria

— Company F, 7th Alabama Cavalry —

Pro Virtute Et Patria Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Pro Virtute Et Patria Marker
Inscription.  Capt. Charles P Storrs Cadet Troop. Company F, 7th Alabama Cavalry C.S.A. organized in June 1863 under the leadership of Cadet Capt. Storrs; made up of cadets from the University of Alabama and of patriotic young men from Montgomery and vicinity; united with 7th Ala. Cav. Regt. As Co. F, July 22, 1863. First stationed at Pollard and Mobile for coast defense, 1863-1864; in Oct. 1864 transferred to command of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Army of Tennessee and assigned to Gen. E. W. Rucker as escort, serving as such until that gallant officer was wounded in Dec. 1864; engaged at Johnsonville, Henryville, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville, 1864; aided in resisting the Federal invasion of Alabama; participated at Columbus, Ga., In the last battle of the war, April 16, 1865; and laid down its arms at Gainesville, Ala., May 14, 1865.

“The unconquerable tenacity, the brilliant valor of these boys, who faced and fought all odds, until their ranks were cut to pieces, excited general notice and praise.” - Jordan’s Campaigns of Forrest, 1868

Roster - Officers
Captain, Charles Paddock
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1st Lieut., Henry Clay Vaughan+
2nd Lieut., Benjamin Fitzpatrick+
Jr. 2nd Lieuts., Francis Drayton Nabers+, James A Craig+
Sergeants, Wm. Bell Whiting+, W. D. Hatch+, R. B. Waller+, W. H. Locke+, J. G. Winter+
Q. M. Sergt. H. S. McGowen+
Corporals, R. H. Jackson+, Wm. A. Walker+, C. P. Fields+, R. H. Evins+ Napoleon Lockett+, Thomas Hudson

Adams, W. H. • Alford Julis S.+ • Anderson, L. • Barnett, Joel • Bethea, A. Jack • Bolling, T. C. • Boyd, Joe J. • Brittan, Henry S. • Caffey, Wm. Hooper+ • Campbell, Archibald+ • Cantalou, John R.+ • Clarke, Thomas D.+ • Corey • Cox, Jesse J.+ • Craig, Drew • Dargan, Moro+ • Davidson, George • Douglas, Wm.+ • Driesbach, Tate R.+ • Elmore, Rush • Evins, A. J. • Farley, James H.+ • Farrar, H. K. • Fletcher, Matt • Fletcher, Wm. • Forniss, John A. • Foster, Young H.+ • Goldthwaite, George+ • Graham, George L. • Graves, E. Dedrick+ • Greenwood, John C.+ • Gregory, Fred C., Jr.+ • Griffin, Goodman G.+ • Hails, George W. • Hart, John S.+ • Hartwell, Charles • Hatch, Ben F.+ • Hatch, Drew • High, De Witt C.+ • Hogue, John J. • Hooper, Wm. De B. • Howard, Mark+ • Hudson, Joseph • Hudson, Wm. H. • Janney, Wm. Brown • James, E. Lindsey • Jones, T. K.+ • Joseph, Leonce • Long, W. Hal • Lowe, George J. • McAdory, R. A.+ • McMillan, J. D.+ • Marks, Samuel B.+ • Metcalf, John • Miller,
Pro Virtute Et Patria Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Pro Virtute Et Patria Marker
A. A.+ • Mitchell, C. White • Moore, A. B. • Moore, W. J. • Morrison, W. J. • Morrow, George M. • Myers, Laurens O’B.+ • Pitts, Thomas • Pollard, John S. • Sayre, W. D. • Shelby, Duncan • Smith, B. • Smith, George • Taylor, W.K. • Thorington, Jack • Trimble, W. Ross+ • Tyson, A. P.+ • Underwood, J. B. • Vaughan, Joseph L. • Vernon, James B.+ • Walker, W. T. • Ware, A. S. • Ware, J. E. • Watts, John W.+ • Webb, Edward • Westcott, Samuel T.+ • Woodfin, Arthur
+ Cadet, U. of A.

Placed by survivors and friends in honor of the devoted service, signal valor and noble record of this company.
University of Alabama, May 30, 1916
Erected 1916 by University of Alabama.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1844.
Location. 33° 12.696′ N, 87° 32.766′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Capstone Drive. Marker is located to the right of the south entrance of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library building #1013 on the campus of the University of Alabama. 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. Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Amelia Gayle Gorgas (here,
South Entrance to the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. South Entrance to the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,618 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2023