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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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John R Campbell
John R Campbell

Age:  25
Birthplace:  Pendleton Dist., SC
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K

7/24/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
7/24/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
4/30/1863 Missing in Action
Day's Gap, AL
12/1/1863 Returned
1/24/1864 On Detached Service
Served in General Sherman's expedition
7/19/1865 Mustered Out
Nashville, TN
John R Campbell was born about 1839. He married Jane Catharine Blevins and had three children: Flora Ann, born 22 August 1857; Sarah Taylor, born 29 March 1859; and John Nathaniel, born 2 March 1863.

After Jane's death on 6 March 1863, he married Rachel Blevins on 23 November 1864. They would have six children: General Strate, born 20 December 1865; Bird Sherman, born 26 January 1868; Lucretia, born 4 August 1871; Susanah Elizebeth, born 3 April 1876; Alexander, born 8 May 1878; and Henry Jackson, born 18 October 1880.

John Campbell died 28 October 1908.

Wilson Cemetery, 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 Brad Campbell.

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