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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

Alexander C Williams
Alexander C Williams

Age:  18
Birthplace:  SC
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  A

1/3/1864 Enlisted
Camp Davies, MS
2/5/1864 Mustered In
Memphis, TN
2/14/1864 Sick in Hospital
Memphis, TN

in Gayoso USA Hospital.
7/22/1864 Returned
10/20/1865 Mustered Out
Huntsville, AL
Alexander Campbell "Bud" Williams and his brother, Joe, were the sons of John E. Williams of Virginia. He was really only 16 years old and his brother was 14 when they enlisted in this regiment. After the war they returned home to Huntsville, Alabama but found themselves living in a Confederate "hotbed", which was not a popular place to be after wearing the Union Blue. They finally settled in Bethel Springs, TN where Alexander opened a store in the 1870's and later moved to Rose Creek. He remained a Union loyalist and staunch Republican all his life and was an active member of the GAR Chapter at Sandy Flats until his death in 1918.

He was the brother of Joseph Williams

Moore Schoolhouse Cemetery, McNairy Co., TN

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 Steve Reed.

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