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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.

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Daniel Sharpton
Daniel Sharpton

Age:  40
Birthplace:  Edgefield Dist., SC
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  G

3/28/1864 Enlisted
Decatur, AL
4/13/1864 Mustered In
Decatur, AL
9/9/1864 Died
Previous address shown as Winston Co., AL and wife as Elizabeth Sharpton.

Daniel Sharpton born around 1824 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. He would marry Georgia-born Elizabeth R. Wages in Gwinnett County, Georgia and they would eventually have eight children.

Daniel volunteered for service on March 28, 1864 in Decatur, Alabama. He was 40 years old at the time and was living at Houston in Winston County, Alabama. He mustered in the service as a Private on April 13, 1864 at Decatur, Alabama in the First Alabama, Company G. He volunteered to serve for three years or duration of the war.

His two oldest sons, William Alan and Joel T. Sharpton, volunteered the same time Daniel did.

Daniel Sharpton died in U.S. Army General Hospital at Nashville, Tennessee on Sept. 9, 1864 by reason of chronic diarrhea.

Submitted by Reita Burress, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Tent No. 4

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.

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