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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

David H Speegle
The (Cullman) Alabama Tribune, 19 Feb 1891
Submitted by Robin Sterling

David H. Speegle, another of our old and respectable citizens, died at his residence in Beat 5, Tuesday evening. He had been in declining health for several years. He was noted for his truthfulness and strict honesty; a legacy of which his descendants may well feel proud. But a few weeks ago he followed his daughter Emma to her last resting place in the city cemetery, we presume that was his last visit to town. To his bereaved family and friends we tender our warmest sympathy, and hope their loss may be his eternal gain.

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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