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It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Glenda McWhirter Todd. She passed away on September 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was a historian, genealogist, and author who prided herself on being a descendant of Andrew Ferrier McWhirter of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV. Her work over the past two decades and her dedication to the 1st Alabama Cavalry has created a legacy that will last for years to come.

Her life's work has touched thousands of people through the years, and I am glad that I had the pleasure to work with her as long as I did. My hope is that her work will live on for years to come to educate and inspire a new generation.


1883 Reunion

Moulton Advertiser, 13 September 1883

The survivors of the First Alabama Regiment of United States Cavalry, held a meeting in Cullman on the 11th day of August last, and resolved to have a reunion of said survivors, at Cullman, on Saturday the 20th day of October next, it being the 18th anniversary of the discharge of said regiment. Low rates will be secured on all the railroads.

The Blount County News, 25 October 1883
Submitted by Robin Sterling

The reunion of the 1st Alabama Federal Cavalry came off at Cullman on the 20th inst., as per announcement, and everything went off pleasantly. We [L.H. Mathews, Editor of the News] went over as an ex-Confederate to take a look at the battle scarred veterans, who had “fought, bled and died,” for the preservation of the Union; but judge of our surprise when we saw so few veterans and so many striplings. Our impression is, that the “old soldiers” sent their heirs at law to represent them on that occasion. However, they were a jolly set that did not appear prone to prohibition.

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