1st Alabama Cavalry - Est. 1862
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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
Notes:
On courier post January and February 1863.

Buried:
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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