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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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Samuel Childers
Samuel Childers

Age:  27
Birthplace:  Greenville, SC
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  C

12/1/1862 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
10/26/1863 Prisoner of War
Vincent's Crossroads, MS
On detached service as nurse May-October 1863.

Held at Cahawba Prison before being moved to Andersonville. Sent from Andersonville to Charleston. Died in prison at Charleston, South Carolina, on or about October 1, 1864.

Died 13 October 1864.

Interred as W. Childless.

Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC

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 Jan Heller.

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