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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
John McKnabb/McKnable

Age:  28
Birthplace:  Lancashire, England
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K

7/31/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
7/31/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
5/22/1863 Deserted
Columbus, OH

Charges removed 6 October 1886 stating he was captured at Rome, GA 3 May 1863 and confined at Richmond, VA 9 May 1863 and rejoined his company 23 September 1863. Was captured again and confined at Richmond, VA.
2/28/1864 Returned
Restored to duty after being AWOL with loss of pay from May 1863 until 23 April 1863. Signed by Lt. Col Dodd.
3/10/1865 Prisoner of War
Solomon Grove, NC

Later paroled at Annapolis, MD
7/19/1865 Mustered Out
Nashville, TN

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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