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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.


1st Alabama Cavalry Searchable Roster

Tombstone
Hamilton S Bates
Hamilton S Bates

Age:  17
Birthplace:  Marion Co., AL
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K
Company Ressignment:  A

11/1/1862 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
12/31/1862 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
11/28/1863 Mustered Out
Notes:
Hamilton S Bates was born about 1846. He was the son of William C Bates, also a member of the First. He Married Ellen (?) in 1869 in Arkansas and raised a family of seven childern. He died 18 January 1939 at the age of 92 in Sebastion Co., AR and is buried in the White Cemetery on the Fort Chaffee Military Reservation.

Buried:
White Cemetery on the Fort Chaffee Military Reservation, Sebastian County, AR

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.

Picture submitted by Glenda Todd.

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