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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
Richard S Dugan

Age:  27
Birthplace:  McMinn Co., TN
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Rank at Discharge:  Corporal
Company Assignment:  C

2/20/1863 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
2/25/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
6/10/1863 Promoted
To Corporal.
6/20/1863 On Detached Service
Detailed to go North with refugees.
9/27/1863 Died
Glendale, MS

Died in hospital.
Notes:

Richard Dugan was born 3 July 1836 in Monre Co., TN to Absalom L. Dugan and Susannah Sanders. Absalom L. Dugan and Susannah Sanders emigrated to Marion Co., AL from East TN in 1850. In 1863, they were forced to leave because of their Union sympathies and fled to Marion Co., IL.

His brother-in-law, William L. Peoples, was also in the 1st Alabama Cavalry.

Richard died 27 September 1863.

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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