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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
Isaac J Nichols

Age:  23
Birthplace:  Marion Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K
Company Ressignment:  A

8/9/1862 Enlisted
Iuka, MS
10/1/1862 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
7/2/1863 Discharged
due to disability, lost use of right hand.
Isaac was born June 26, 1840 in Marion Co., AL, married Margaret G. West June 11, 1865 at Martins Mills, Wayne Co., TN and died February 28, 1915 in Stantonville, McNairy Co., TN. Children of Isaac and Margaret according to her Widow's Pension #896.766 filed March 31, 1915, were: Mary C., born March 19, 1867 (line drawn through name); John T.G., born July 20, 1869; Margaret L.E., born September 15, 1872 (line drawn through name); James W.R., born February 25, 1874 (line drawn through name); Arthur F., born March 5, 1876; Andrew J., born December 26, 1877; Nancy C., born August 23, 1879; Martha E. and William L. (twins) born September 8, 1882; and Isaac N., born June 10, 1885. Margaret West Nichols was born 1848 and died June 21, 1927 at Parkin, AR.

Additional information on Isaac states, "Was unfit for the duties of a soldier by reason of his right hand being crippled before entering service. Loosing the use of his right hand by having the forefingers injured and the three external metacarpal bones severed by an ax passing transversely across the hand."

Buried in Mt. Vinson Cemetery. Grave is unmarked (burial information from obituary that appeared in McNairy County Independent Appeal dated March 5, 1915).

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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