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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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Francis Wayland Dunn
Francis Wayland Dunn

Age:  20
Birthplace:  Astabula Co., OH
Rank at enlistment:  Sergeant Major
Rank at Discharge:  2nd Lieutenant
Company Assignment:  H
Company Ressignment:  F&S

5/16/1863 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
5/16/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
10/31/1864 Mustered Out
Rome, GA

Francis Wayland Dunn was born 29 January 1843 in Wayne, Astabula Co., Ohio, to Ransom Dunn, a minister and missionary of the Free Will Baptist faith.

Francis and his brother, Newell Ransom Dunn, both enlisted in the 64th Illinois Infantry on 28 August 1862 in Freedom, IL and mustered in 28 August 1862 at Springfield, IL. Newell died 26 March 1863.

Wayland sirvived the war and taught at Hillsdale College where his father was president.

Wayland died in his sleep on 13 December 1874 Just before he reached the age of 32.

Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsdale, MI

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 Keith Larzelere.

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