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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

Francis W Tupper
Francis W Tupper

Age:  24
Rank at enlistment:  1st Lieutenant
Rank at Discharge:  Adjutant
Company Assignment:  B,D,K
Company Ressignment:  F&S

11/20/1863 Enlisted
Camp Davies, MS
12/14/1863 On Detached Service
as Supt. of Refugee Camp.
2/23/1864 On Furlough
Helena, AR
7/1/1864 Appointed
12/9/1864 Wounded
and sent to Hilton Head, SC.
12/20/1864 Transferred
Beaufort, SC

to Officers USA Hospital.
3/22/1865 Returned
to duty.
5/15/1865 Mustered Out
due to wounds received in action. Surgeon's Certificate states, "Amputation right thigh lower third, result of torpedo wound received near Savannah, GA", permitted to go North.
Previously served in Co L, 15th Illinois Cavalry.

Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, CO

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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