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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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Jonathan Vest
Jonathan Vest

Age:  21
Birthplace:  Winston Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Rank at Discharge:  Sergeant
Company Assignment:  B

3/12/1864 Enlisted
Athens, AL
3/27/1864 Mustered In
Decatur, AL
5/1/1864 On Furlough
to settle his family in TN.
8/1/1864 Promoted
to corporal.
1/19/1865 Died
Jeffersonville, IN

in Joe Holt USA Hospital of typhoid pneumonia.
Jonathan Vest was the son of James Vest and his second wife, Margaret Canady. He was the brother of Henry Vest and half-brother of William A. and George W. Vest of the 1st AL Cav. USA and James J. Vest who fought for the Confederacy.

Cemetery records state that he died 1/19/1864, originally buried in Soldiers Cemetery, Jeffersonville, IN, reinterred New Albany (IN) National Cemtery, Sec. B, grave 521.

New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, IN

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 Tom Lowe.

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