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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 T Cameron
Alexander T Cameron

Age:  23
Birthplace:  Scotland
Rank at enlistment:  Captain
Company Assignment:  C

3/30/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS

Originally enlisted in 64th Illinois Infantry, F&S.
3/30/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
3/29/1864 Mustered Out
Captain Alexander Cameron requested permission to be absent from his command for 30 days to take the remains of his brother, James C. Cameron, who was killed in the engagement at Barton Station, AL 17 April 1863, to the family burial ground at Ottawa, IL. Leave was approved.

Alexander Cameron was born on 5 April 1840. After emigrating from Scotland, he settled in Ottowa, IL. After the war, he moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 1875 where he was an attorney. He died 17 December 1877 and his grave is marked with a military headstone marked "Co. C, 1st Alabama Cav." He left a widow, Nancy, and one child. His obituary described him as "Lieut. Colonel."

Headstone is covered with lichen and is nearly unreadable.

Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, CA

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 Dorothy Oksner.

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