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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 Y Vanhose/Vanhoose
William Y Vanhose/Vanhoose

Age:  17
Birthplace:  Tishomingo Co., MS
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  C

7/1/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS
8/15/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
7/27/1864 Mustered Out
Rome, GA
William Young Van Hoose was born April 1846 in Tishomingo Co., MS. His first wife was Adeline Wright and he later married Sarah Ann Whitehurst in February 1874. Sarah was born October 14, 1858 in Tishomingo Co., MS, and they had two sons; John Alfred, born May 18, 1874 in Corinth, MS, died August 14, 1949 in Longview, TX, and James MacDonald, born October 8, 1883 in Corinth, MS, died May 3, 1953 in Bridgeport, TX. William died March 29, 1885 in Tishomingo Co., MS. Sarah married twice after his death and died in October 29, 1933 in Bridgeport, Wise Co., TX.

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 Russell Van Hoose.

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