In Memoriam PerpetuamCaptain Bascom T. Shockly's Escort Company Of Cavalry
In the hour of their country's peril. Unmindful of self and fired only by patriotic devotionBascom T. Shockly and nineteen students of theUniversity of AlabamaJoined themselves with twenty nine other Alabama YouthsIn the formation of an escort company of cavalryWhich in 1864 entered the service of theConfederate States of AmericaThe had their first baptism of fire on June 24, 1864Served faithfully with Brig. Gen. Dan Adams as his escort to the closeOf the unequal struggle of the South for separate state sovereigntyAnd 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.