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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
Matthew G Self
Matthew G Self

Age:  26
Birthplace:  Blount Co., AL
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  I

7/21/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
7/21/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
10/28/1862 Died
Nashville, TN

of acute bronchitis.
Notes:
Burial listed in the CSR as grave #2572, Collys Hill Cemetery.

Brother of Martin D Self.

Matthew Gilbert Self was born about 1836 to Allen R. and Nancy Holloway Self and married Adella H. Speegle on August 14, 1853 in Winston Co., AL. Their children were: Winifred Green, born August 15, 1854; David Allen, born February 2, 1856, died December 7, 1896; Louisa A., born February 10, 1858; Jesse Howard, born December 29, 1859, died January 15, 1902; Chesley Sylvanus, born January 14, 1861; and Matthew Gilbert, Jr., born March 14, 1863, died February 7, 1902.

Buried:
Nashville National Cemetery

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.

Picture submitted by Glenda Todd.

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