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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
Crossed Sabers
Madison Cabaniss

Age:  36
Birthplace:  Tuscaloosa Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K

12/1/1863 Enlisted
Camp Davies, MS

Traveled 90 miles from his home in Marion Co., AL to Camp Davies, MS to enlist
12/1/1863 Mustered In
Camp Davies, MS
Notes:
He deserted the unit, but the date is unknown.

Madison Cabaniss was born in 1829. He was the son of Peter Randolph Cabaniss, born about 1795 in Nottoway Co., VA, died before 1834 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL, and Catherine Mayfield, born 1806 in SC. He was the brother of Obedian Cabaness.

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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