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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
James M Neal

Age:  38
Rank at enlistment:  Sergeant
Company Assignment:  E

3/1/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS
3/1/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
3/1/1863 Promoted
to corporal
3/1/1864 Mustered Out
Memphis, TN
James Madison Neal was mustered out of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV on March 1, 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee. He decided to reenlist in the Union Army but while on his way back to enlist for a second term, he was ambushed and killed by Confederate soldiers on August 20, 1864, near Savannah, Tennessee. (From Pension Records of Mary Morrison Neal, widow of James Madison Neal, ordered and transcribed by Glenda McWhirter Todd)

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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