Pro Virtute Et Patria
Capt. Charles P. Storrs cadet troop, Company F, 7th Alabama Cavalry Regiment, 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 Storrs+, 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. Field+, R. H. Evins+, Napoleon Lockett+, Thomas Hudson
Adams, W. H.; Davidson, George; Griffin, Goodman G.+; Lowe, George J.; Smith, B.
Alford, Julius S.+; Douglas, Wm.+; Hails, George W.; McAdory, R. A.+; Smith, George
Anderson, L.; Driesbach, Tate R.+; Hart, John S.+; McMillan, J. D.+; Taylor, W. K.
Barnett, Joel; Elmore, Rush; Hartwell, Charles; Marks, Samuel B.+; Thorington, Jack
Bethea, A. Jack; Evins, A. J.; Hatch, Ben F.+; Metcalf, John; Trimble, W. Ross+
Bolling, T. C.; Farley, James H.+; Hatch, Drew; Miller, A. A.+; Tyson, A. P.+
Boyd, Joe J.; Farrar, H. K.; High, De Witt C.+; Mitchell, C. White; Underwood, J. B.
Brittan, Henry S.; Fletcher, Matt; Hogue, John J.; Moore, A. B.; Vaughan, Joseph L.
Caffey, Wm. Hooper+; Fletcher, Wm.; Hooper, Wm. De B.; Moore, W. J.; Vernon, James B.+
Campbell, Archibald+; Forniss, John A.; Howard, Mark+; Morrison, W. J.; Walker, W. T.
Cantalou, John R.+; Foster, Young H.+; Hudson, Joseph; Morrow, George M.; Ware, A. S.
Clarke, Thomas D.+; Goldthwaite, George+; Hudson, Wm. H.; Myers, Laurens O’B.+; Ware, J. E.
Corey; Graham, George L.; Janney, Wm. Brown; Pitts, Thomas; Watts, John W.+
Cox, Jesse J.+; Graves, E. Dedrick+; James, E. Lindsey; Pollard, John S.; Webb, Edward
Craig, Drew; Greenwood, John C.+; Jones, T. K.+; Sayre, W. D.; Westcott, Samuel T.+
Dargan, Moro+; Gregory, Fred C., Jr.+; Joseph, Leonce; Shelby, Duncan; Woodfin, Arthur
Long, W. Hal
+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
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.; Chadwich, E. S.; Galloway, A. G. McGraw, Waters; Rosser, Henry
Archer, Chas. S.; Christian, Wm. C.; Gilmer, Morgan S.; McLemore, Moses; Sawyer, Thos.
Barker, Chas. L.; Clopton, Wm. H.; Hale, C. H.; Moore, Wm. W.; Stoddard, J. Thos.
Bean, Jas.; Collins, J. W.; Harris, Bayless E.; Patton, Robert W.; Stroud, Alonzo B.
Bender, D. Jule; Conner, Junius K.; Harris, Jas. M.; Perkins, J. Hampden; Syring, Frank P.
Billbry, Geo. W.; Crum, Aug. W.; Harrison, Jas. T.; Pittman, Jas. F.; Watt, Jas. H.
Calloway, Darby M.; Crusoe, Chas. W.; Jones, Wm. Clarence; Pitts, P. Henry; Weathers, Wm.; Carson, Shelby C.; Elgin, Rich’d P.; Lewis, Wm. T.; Rivers, Wm. Jones; Webb, Lucius D.
Frazer, Nathan H.; Robertson, Wm. J.
To commemorate these facts and to preserve the names of these young heroes this tablet is placed by the Montgomery County Chapter of Yallerhammers the third day of June 1914
May F. Steiner, Chapter Prest.; Annie H. Spann, State Prest.
Wm. Gerard Fowler, Treas.; Mary G. Burnett, Treas.