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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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Frank Cortez Burdick
Frank Cortez Burdick

Age:  26
Rank at enlistment:  1st Lieutenant
Rank at Discharge:  Captain
Company Assignment:  K
Company Ressignment:  A

6/11/1861 Enlisted
Bellville, IL

Furnished his own horse and equipment.
6/25/1861 Mustered In
Caseyville, IL
12/18/1862 Promoted
Promoted to Captain.
6/16/1864 Mustered Out
Decatur, AL

Special Order #74 from the War Department states that he was discharged 22 December 1863.

Burdick Family Cemetery near Houston, Winston 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.

Picture submitted by Sallie Cox.

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