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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

George W Vest
From The Cullman Tribune, 11 May 1901
Submitted by Robin Sterling
Wheat G.W. Vest was born Sept. 19th, 1829, and departed his life April 13th, 1901. He leaves a wife and several children, to mourn his loss. He has been an acceptable member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South for a number of years. His home is desolate but his many friends feel assured that he has a home above. His seat is vacant in the church militant but we trust it is filled among the triumphant, earth is lost to him but heaven is gained. One by one the links of the chain that bind our hearts together are broken. G.P. Perry.

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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