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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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William Wallace Davis
William Wallace Davis

Age:  26
Birthplace:  Walker Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Rank at Discharge:  Sergeant
Company Assignment:  C

12/15/1863 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
3/10/1864 Mustered In
Memphis, TN
10/1/1865 Deserted
Moulton, AL

Left with arms and equipment. Charges were removed 26 December 1895.
10/1/1865 Discharged
William Wallace Davis was the son of Catherine and William Davis and married Elizabeth Jane Handley in the late 1850's. Their children were: George Washington, William Mack, Andy M, Levi Henry, Mary Elizabeth, Dovie Ann, John Irvin, and Manley Carol.

He became a preacher in 1866 and served one term as state representative from Winston Co., AL in 1890.

He died 23 December 1901.

Was the older brother of George Washington Davis.

Union Grove 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.

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