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Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry

 
 
Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry Marker
Inscription.
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
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 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.
Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry Marker
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.
 
Location. 33° 12.696′ N, 87° 32.766′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Capstone Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located to the left of the south entrance of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library building #1013 on the campus of the University of Alabama. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
South Entrance to the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. South Entrance to the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library
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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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