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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

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White Logan

White Logan was born April 15, 1844, 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.

White voluntarily enlisted in the Union Army on January 16, 1863 at Glendale, Mississippi. He was signed in by P. A. Sternburg for one year and mustered in on January 22, 1863 at Corinth, Mississippi as a private with Company B, 1st Regiment, Alabama Calvary. He was appointed to corporal on March 1, 1863 and continued to serve with that company, commanded by Captain David B. Haldoman, until his honorable discharge at Memphis, Tennessee on February 6, 1864. White re-enlisted March 13, 1865 as a private in Company E, 6th Regiment, Illinois Calvary for another year and was signed in by Captain Isaac H. Phillips as witnessed by W. E. Spaulding. He was mustered in at Camp Butler, Illinois on March 25, 1865 and served until he was honorably discharged at Selma, Alabama on November 5, 1865. According to records, White was a Fayette County, Alabama Torie.

Hugh married Narcissa Cora Morris on September 23, 1874 at Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama. Narcissa was born October 25, 1851 in Glen Allen, Alabama. She was the daughter of Anderson Morris and Sarah Ann “Sally” Hackworth. Hugh Died May 23, 1916. Hugh and Narcissa had five children and they were buried at Aldridge Grove Church of Christ Cemetery, Lawrence 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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