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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.


Stories about Troopers from the 1st Alabama

Tombstone Combined Service Record

David Logan

David Logan was born May 6, 1847, Fayette County, Alabama to Robert "Bob" Logan and Virginia Jane "Jennie" McCaleb. The Logans were staunch Republicans and Church of Christ believers. Robert had been raised as a Presbyterian but was supposedly converted by Andrew Campbell.

The eight brothers, born between 1823 and 1847 all supported the Union cause although the oldest, Daniel Lapsley "Lap" Logan could not enlist for medical reasons. Because of a hernia, he was unable to serve in the Union Army with his brothers but he helped build bridges for the Union forces. It is possible Lap died from tuberculosis although it is rumored he was murdered and his body tied on the back of horse, taken home, and thrown into the yard.

Harm enlisted in the Union Army in January, 1863 as a private with Company K, 1st Regiment, Alabama Calvary. He deserted (no additional information available) and since he had served less than 90 days, he was denied a military pension. He married Betty Elizabeth "Bessie" Pratt, daughter of Abijiah K. Pratt and S. E. Hardin. Bessie was born June 24, 1852 and died of appendicitis on June 18, 1917. They had six children and were considered to be prosperous farmers in Marion County, Alabama. He died of old age and heart failure on April 25, 1921 and is buried with his wife at Guin City Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama.

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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