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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

John Madison Hallmark
John Madison Hallmark was the brother of George W. Hallmark, James Washington Hallmark, and Thomas Frank Hallmark.

Although they were all born in Fayette County, Ala, they were living in Marion County at the time the war broke out. George, James, and Thomas joined up with the First together in 1862. The fourth brother, the youngest, John, was only about 15 when the war started. He joined the unit in 1863. He was the only one who survived the war and made it back home.

There was also a 5th Hallmark brother who refused to join up with either side and hid out in the north Alabama woods for most of the war. The local home guard beat their father to death and shot and killed one of their sisters because of the brothers' decision to fight for the Union instead of the CSA.

Submitted by Cheryl Jenkin.

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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