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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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James C Cameron
James C Cameron

Rank at enlistment:  Captain

4/17/1863 Killed in Action
Bear Creek, AL

Battle of Barton Station

James C. Cameron first enlisted in the 64th Regiment of Illinois Infantyry, Co. A, Yates Sharpshooters. He was promoted to Captain 12 September 1862.

He was listed present with the 1st Alabama, detached by special order from 64th Illinois and not aggrigated on the March 1863 monthly returns.

On 15 April 1863, he was detailed by order of General Dodge to command the 1st Regiment of Alabama Cavalry Volunteers.

After his death, his brother, Captain Alexander Cameron, requested permission to be absent from his command for 30 days to take his remains to the family burial ground at Ottawa, IL.

The tombstone photo is of a memorial dedicated to James Cameron and four other Civil War Soldiers. It is located in the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery , Ottawa, IL.

Ottawa Ave, LaSalle Co., IL

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 Ryan Dupree.

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