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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 A Vest
William A Vest

Age:  37
Birthplace:  Morgan Co., AL
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  B

4/6/1864 Enlisted
Decatur, AL
4/13/1864 Mustered In
Decatur, AL
5/22/1864 Left Sick
Kingston, GA
1/20/1865 Left Sick
Chattanooga, TN

in hospital.
8/5/1865 Returned
to duty.
10/20/1865 Mustered Out
Huntsville, AL
William A. Vest was the son of James and Sallie Harvey Vest. His brother George W. also enlisted in the 1st AL Cav. USA, while their brother, James J. Vest, enlisted in an Arkansas Confederate regiment. Their half brothers, Henry K and Jonathan Vest, also served in the unit.

He was born February 14, 1827 in Morgan Co., AL and died July 30, 1899 in AL.

Antioch Cemetery at Bug Tussle near Bremen, Cullman 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.

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