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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 K. Polk Chastain
James K. Polk Chastain

Age:  21
Birthplace:  Union Co., GA
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Corporal
Rank at Discharge:  Sergeant
Company Assignment:  K

7/24/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
7/24/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
10/1/1862 Promoted
To Sergeant.
11/5/1862 Prisoner of War
Nashville, TN
10/26/1863 Missing in Action
Vincent's Crossroads, MS
11/20/1864 Paroled
Savannah, GA

Held at Cahawba and Andersonville.
12/4/1864 Sent to Hospital
Annapolis, MD
1/25/1865 Sent to Hospital
Wilmington, DE
7/19/1865 Mustered Out
Nashville, TN

James K Polk Chastain was born 3 June 1839 in Union Co., GA to James Edward Chastain and Sarah J Shelton.

He married Martha Emeline Dyke on 10 May 1860.

He married Mollie Skeeters in Arkansas after the War.

He died 15 May 1901 in Stone Co., MO.

Ponce de Leon Cem., Stone Co., MO

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 Judy K. Roberts.

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