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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

Henry K Vest
The following was submitted by Robin Sterling:
Published in The Blount County News and Dispatch, 2 May 1889

Hanceville Items. Mr. H.K. Vest, near Hanceville, has just been smiled upon by Uncle Sam to the extent of about $700 with an additional $30 a month during the remainder of his life. It is well-known that Mr. V. is very deserving of his substantial recognition on the part of our government and his many friends are indeed pleased to hear of his good fortune.

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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