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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.


Obituaries of Troopers from the 1st Alabama

Tombstone Combined Service Record

Tilmon Powell
The Cullman Tribune, 10 Jul 1908
Submitted by Robin Sterling
Wenzel. Tillman Powell, an old and highly esteemed citizen, died here yesterday, the 4th, after a long and painful illness. He was stricken with heart trouble about four years ago and gradually grew weaker until the end came. In the past twelve months he has been unable to move about without assistance and his death was not unexpected. Deceased has spent the greater part of his life here where he owned one of the best regulated farms in the county. And reared a family of three, all of whom are grown, of the two sons, B.M. Powell resides here and Miles and Margaret of Texas together with his wife and grandchildren survive him. He was a veteran of the war and was widely known as a minister. The funeral occurred from his residence this afternoon attended by the members of his immediate family and a large concourse of relatives and friends. The old veterans accompanying the remains to their last resting place in the old Kinney cemetery. The Rev. Elsie Speegle pronounced the last sad rites and delivered a tender and touching eulogy.

Database created and maintained by Ryan Dupree.

Service records compiled by Glenda Todd and used with her permission. This and other information about the history of the First and the men who fought with the unit can be found in her book, First Alabama Cavalry, USA: Homage to Patriotism.

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