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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
Andrew S Canterbury/Canterberry

Age:  44
Birthplace:  Bibb Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  M

12/19/1863 Enlisted
Camp Davies, MS
12/29/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
10/20/1865 Mustered Out
Huntsville, AL
Andrew Sylvester Canterbury's brother, Nicholas J. Z. Canterberry, enlisted in Co. B. of the 44th Alabama Infantry Regiment at Selma, Alabama, on March 29, 1862. He and 44th arrived in Richmond on July 1, but the unit was decimated by illness and many, including Nicholas, were listed as not fit for duty on August 31, 1862, and missed the Second Battle of Bull Run. Nicholas was also reported ill on September 17, 1862 and missed the Battle of Sharpsburg. He was discharged from duty for health reasons on October 1, 1862, and he returned to Alabama. He later enlisted in the Bibb County Militia.

Their parents were Zachariah Canterbury and Sarah Canterbury, who moved to what is present Bibb County about 1811.

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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