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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

Andrew A Speegle
A.A.Speegle was in the hospital in Huntsville when the Federals evacuated on August 30,1862. On Oct.29, he was one of 10 remaining men, paroled by the Confederates, to leave here for Nashville. They got as far as Columbia where they were told that they would have to get to Union lines via Ft.Donelson, which they reached on Nov.5.They then went to Ft.Henry where they got on a river steamer which took them to Paducah.

Speegle, along with 3 others, was left at the Paducah Marine Hospital, where he died sometime thereafter.

This info is from the Cincinnati Daily Gazette of Nov. 19,1862, written by the Federal Surgeon, J.R.Godwin, who stayed in Huntsville with 90 Union sick after the evacuation. Submitted by Brian Hogan.

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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