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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
Sanders Brewer

Age:  45
Birthplace:  Anson, NC
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  C

12/1/1862 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
12/22/1862 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
8/9/1863 Prisoner of War
10/26/1863 Prisoner of War
"Was killed on August 8, 1863 by a Bank of Rebels, while on his way to his Command at Glendale, Mississippi, he having been home on sick leave in Tishomingo Co., MS, with chronic "dierra". He was shot & taken to a hospital in Glendale, MS, where he died, his body covered with dirt in a ravine. This information is taken from Jane Austin Brewer's request for Pension Pay #149895. She was living in Henderson Co., TN giving her address as Mifflin, TN. Several documents stating that she and Sanders were married in Anson, NC were given. A list of 5 children under the age of 16. Her pension was $8.00 per month with additional $2.00 for each child, commencing on July 25, 1866. The above information taken from documentation from National Archives." Submitted by Becky Stewart

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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