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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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William H Mitchell

Age:  32
Birthplace:  Lawrence, CS
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K
Company Ressignment:  A

9/8/1862 Enlisted
Iuka, MS
10/1/1862 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
9/16/1863 Mustered Out
Corinth, MS
On daily duty as teamster.

William H. Mitchell was the son of James and Melinda South Mitchell who originally moved to Alabama from Laurens County, SC and appeared on the 1840 St. Clair census. The family then moved to Marion County, AL by 1850. James was the son of John and Anna Mitchell of Laurens Co., SC. According to a book, "Genealogical Notes on the South Family", written by Mrs. Christine Gee, Melinda's grandparents were William South and Catherine Daniel.

William and his brothers, John and Francis Marion Mitchell, all served in the 1st AL Cav. Union army. His Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension stated that while in the service and in the line of duty he was a teamster and while in a retreat from Yellow Creek, MS, his team became frightened and ran away. He, in attempting to stop them, was injured in his right leg. An affidavit states William's first wife was Louisa.

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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