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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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Thomas A McWhirter
Thomas A McWhirter

Age:  19
Birthplace:  Walker Co., AL
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K

7/24/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
7/24/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
10/24/1863 Prisoner of War
Vincent's Crossroads, MS
10/24/1863 Wounded
Vincent's Crossroads, MS
1/24/1864 On Detached Service
Vicksburg, MS

Served as orderly at regimental headquarters.
2/15/1864 Escaped
After his escape, he walked back to Decatur, AL to find his regiment gone.
4/1/1865 Wounded
Richland, NC
4/15/1865 Prisoner of War
Faun's Station, NC

Paroled at Annapolis, MD
On courier post January and February 1863.

Old Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion 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 Susan Sexton Harris.

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