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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.

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Ozro J (John) Dodds
From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - 2005.

DODDS, Ozro John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 22, 1840; attended the common schools, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, for four years; organized Captain Dodd’s university company and enlisted on April 18, 1861, as captain of Company B, Twentieth Ohio Volunteer Regiment; captain of Company F, Eightyfirst Ohio Volunteer Infantry from September 1, 1861, to January 1, 1863; became lieutenant colonel of the First Alabama Union Cavalry October 18, 1863; at the close of the war was given his degree from Miami University; studied law at Cincinnati Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Cincinnati; member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Aaron F. Perry and served from October 8, 1872, to March 3, 1873; was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law at Cincinnati; died in Columbus, Ohio, April 18, 1882; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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