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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
Jacob (Joab) L (S) Nichols

Age:  24
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  D

2/1/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS
2/4/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
4/26/1863 Deserted
Glendale, MS
Notes:
Jacob L. and Joab S Nichols may be the same person, however, they have different EN & MI dates. Records of both names state "captured by the enemy 5/15/64" Original record showing card numbers states "cards withdrawn and filed with Jasper Nichols, Co. B, where they probably belong, June 20, 1902."

Jacob was the son of Nancy and John L. Nichols and on November 22, 1860, he married Patience Hallmark, daughter of Robert Hallmark, at the home of Thomas Hallmark in Marion Co., AL. Their children were: Leanna Evaline, born January 2, 1863 and Gracy Elizabeth, born August 24, 1865 Jacob died June 30, 1870 in Wayne Co., TN.

Additional information states, "Soldier received chest wound while in a skirmish with Rebel Troops." Jacob stated, "This wound in my right breast will be the cause of my death; it has effected and obstructed my breathing ever since I received it."

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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