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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
Jasper N Nichols
Jasper N Nichols

Age:  22
Birthplace:  Marion Co., AL
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  B

1/15/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS
1/22/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
10/26/1863 Prisoner of War
Vincent's Crossroads, MS

Held at Cahawba Prison, Andersonville, and Florence, SC.
6/14/1865 Died
Jeffersonville, IN
Notes:
Jasper was the son of Joshua L. and Elizabeth Cochran Nichols. His brother, James F. Nichols also served in this regiment.

The following was found among his military papers:

Paducah, Kentucky - April 18, 1865

This certifies that I have carefully examined J.N. Nichols, Private, Company B, First Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, who is now here on furlough from the U.S. General Hospital, Maryland, (Said furlough to expire the 23 inst), and find him unable to travel to said hospital on account of emaciation and general debility, contracted while incarcerated in a rebel prison at Florence, South Carolina. I furthermore decalre my belief that he will not be able to report in person in a less period of time than thirty (30) days from present date.

J.M. Ball, Surgeon, 44 (illegible) Paducah, Kentucky

Cemetery records state that he died 6/14/1864, originally buried in the Soldiers Cemetery, Jeffersonville, IN, reinterred New Albany (IN) National Cemetery, Sec. B, grave 740.

Buried:
New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, IN

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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