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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
George W Cothern

Age:  28
Birthplace:  Henry Co., GA
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K

11/1/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS
11/1/1863 Mustered In
Camp Davies, MS
1/24/1864 On Detached Service
Worked as teamster in General Sherman's expedition.
3/10/1864 Prisoner of War
Monroe's Crossroads, NC
3/10/1865 Wounded in Action
Monroe's Crossroads, Solomon Grove, NC
5/16/1865 Discharged
Willet's Point, NY

Due to disability.
George Cothern was born in 1835.

He was the brother of William R Cothern. His other brother, Collins Cothern, served in the 25th Alabama Infantry, CSA, throughout the war.

George was wounded twice in the war.

After the war, he lived in Madison Co., AL before moving to Cross Co., AR around 1890.

He was married three times and had six children.

He died in St. Francis Co., AR.

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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