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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
Howell Myers
Howell Myers

Age:  18
Birthplace:  Coosa Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  G

3/21/1864 Enlisted
Decatur, AL
4/13/1864 Mustered In
Decatur, AL
3/10/1865 Prisoner of War
Monroe's Crossroads, NC
6/12/1865 Mustered Out
Camp Chase, OH
Howell Neal Myers was born on 24 Dec 1846 in Coosa Co, AL.. He enlisted in the military on 21 Mar 1864 in Decatur, AL. Joined as a Pvt. Union Army Co. G, 1st ALA.CAV. USA. Discharged 12 Jun. 1865 Camp Chase, OH. It was reported that Howell Neal drew a pension from the Union Army. He was buried in Aug 1919 in Pleasant Grove Cem. Walker Co, AL. He died on 3 Aug 1919 in Walker Co, AL.. He served in the military 1863 Confederate Forces in AL.. Howell hid out for a while to keep from joining the CSA. He deserted and went with his brother George, brother-in-law James Tindall, Caroll Cooner and Dave Wolf, and joined the Union Army. He was Methodist.

Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Walker 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.

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