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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
William S Britnell
William S Britnell

Age:  26
Birthplace:  Franklin Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K
Company Ressignment:  A

6/3/1863 Deserted
8/16/1863 Returned
Was tried and found guilty of desertion. Notations from the War Department Adjutant General's Office dated 19 August 1897 stated, "charges no longer stand."
10/26/1863 Missing in Action
Vincent's Crossroads, MS
10/20/1865 Mustered Out
Notes:
Was also a Lieutenant with PD Roddy's 4th Alabama (CS) cavalry.

Currently buried under a 1st Alabama CS headstone.

Buried:
Burnt House Cemetery, Marion Co., AL

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 Roger & Mary Anne Reynolds.

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