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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
Crossed Sabers
William Kilpatrick

Age:  25
Birthplace:  Walker Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  I

7/21/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
7/21/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
12/24/1862 Sick in Hospital
Nashville, TN
2/4/1863 Discharged
Discharge issued by War Department 11 June 1872 on surgeon's certificate of disability.
Notes:
William married Hannah Blevins on or about 18 December 1858 in Walker Co., AL. They apparently only had one child, Mary K, born 4 May 1861.

William died 15 April 1863 in KY.

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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