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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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Tombstone Combined Service Record

Azel T Hallmark
Azael Thompson Hallmark was born about 1835 and was the son of Robert and Gracy Hallmark of Marion Co., AL. He married Margaret Jackson December 8, 1857 in Tishomingo Co., MS. In his pension application he stated he was treated at Annapolis, MD for fever and a gunshot wound in the right thigh that he received on Yellow Creek near Burnsville, MS from the Confederates. He was then captured, sent to Richmond, VA where he was exchanged in August and sent to Annapolis.

Pension papers state the following: State of Alabama, Marion County

Personally appeared before me, John A. Pope, Judge of Probate for said county and state, A.T. Hallmark, who after being duly sworn deposeth and says that he left the hospital at Annapolis, Maryland on the 2nd day of December 1863, or there about. That he went to Washington City and was there detailed by the Secretary of War to drive a team and there remained about one and a half months, driving a team for the government. The reason as stated to me why I was so detailed was that there not a sufficient number to form a squad that belonged to the Western Army. Then, I was something near a week going from Washington to Memphis, Tennessee. I, there remained about a week before I was or could be mustered out, on account of my Captain's having to rush home to Illinois, I think. I was discharged on the 29th day of January 1864, and while I was at the hospital at Annapolis, Maryland, I was there treated for fever and wound in the right thigh from gunshot received on Yellow Creek, near Burnsville, Mississippi, from the Confederates. I was then captured and sent to Richmond, Virginia, where I remained till August, about the last. Was exchanged and sent to Annapolis, Maryland.

Sworn to and Subscribed to before me on the 18 day of August 1884.
John H. Pope, Judge of Probate

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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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