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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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Jude H Shurtleff
Jude H Shurtleff

Age:  27
Rank at enlistment:  Captain
Rank at Discharge:  Major
Company Assignment:  D
Company Ressignment:  F&S

5/1/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS
5/1/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS

Promoted from 1st Sergeant, Co A, 57th Illinois Infantry.
7/1/1864 Promoted
to Major. Was Topograph Engineer.
6/21/1865 Resigned
Jude Hamilton Shurtleff was born near Buffalo, NY on January 6, 1834 and was the third child of Chester Ballew Shurtleff and Miranda Adams. He enlisted October 9, 1861 in Company A, 57th IL Inf. in Mendota, IL and was mustered into service December 26, 1861 in Chicago, IL and was an engineer by trade. After the war, Jude returned to IL, married Mary Jane Wyrick on December 23, 1866, and emigrated to Vermillion, SD in 1870. He also lived in Yankton and Parker. He had a mail and passenger stageline from Yankton to Sioux Falls and was a county commissioner. His children were: William Arthur, born October 7, 1867 in Mendota, IL; Julia Imus, born October 12, 1868 in Mendota, IL; and Sidney Hamilton, born December 19, 1876 in Hurley, SD. He died in Parker, SD on June 30, 1924. The funeral was on July 3rd with the local Grand Army of the Republic as the Honor Guard and Sons of Union Veterans as pallbearers. The services were conducted by his son, Sidney Hamilton. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, SD.

Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, SD

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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