1st Alabama Cavalry - Est. 1862
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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
John Riley

Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  F

12/26/1863 Deserted
Nashville, TN

from General Hospital #2 (Union Prisoner). Record states he was from Company C.
4/7/1864 Arrested
Louisville, KY

No voucher issued from this office. States he is a paroled prisoner.
4/17/1864 Arrested
Shoals, White River, IN

by Phil Brown (citizen). He was delivered at this office 18 April 1864. He having stole a horse. He states he was taken prisoner by the rebels near Iuka, MS.
Listed as straggler from Company F November 1863 at Glendale, MS.

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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