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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
Abraham J Lentz
Abraham J Lentz

Age:  32
Birthplace:  Limestone Co., AL
Occupation:  Wagon Maker
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Rank at Discharge:  Sergeant
Company Assignment:  K

8/22/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
8/22/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
8/1/1864 Promoted
To Sergeant
3/10/1865 Wounded in Action
Monroe's Crossroads, NC
7/19/1865 Mustered Out
Nashville, TN
Abraham was born 1 June 1830 to Solomon and Sarah Lentze. He married Mary Ann York on 30 January 1855 in Limestone Co., AL. She was a cousin of Marion L York. He died 1 April 1871.

Lentzville Cemetery, Limestone Co., AL

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 Luther Juckett.

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