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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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Columbus S Jones
Columbus S Jones

Age:  19
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  G

3/16/1863 Enlisted
Chewalla, TN
11/26/1863 Mustered Out
Memphis, TN
Natation in file states, "see also Co., B, 1st Miss. Mtd Rifles."
Columbus S. Jones enlisted in Company B of the 1st Battalion Mississippi Mounted Rifles on January 1, 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee for a period of three (3) years or the duration of the war. He was enrolled by Captain Gilbert. He was mustered in on January 27, 1864 at Memphis. The Muster and Descriptive Roll listed him as being twenty (20) years of age, five-feet, eleven-inches tall, having a fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair, born in Tippah County, Mississippi, and a farmer by occupation. A note on this same file stated Columbus was a “Veteran volunteer by reason of former service in Company G of the 1st Alabama Cavalry. Vida 6658-6-1881. A note on the May and June 1864 Muster Roll stated it was his second enrollment and he was due a bounty. Columbus was appointed 6th Corporal on February 25, 1864. He was mustered out on June 26, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee and paid $180 bounty with $120 still due him. Columbus S. Jones was able to sign his name to his Volunteer Enlistment Form.

Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche Co., Oklahoma

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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