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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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Tombstone Story
George L Godfrey
George L Godfrey

Age:  27
Rank at enlistment:  Major
Rank at Discharge:  Lieutenant Colonel
Company Assignment:  F&S

10/18/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS

Promoted from Lieutenant and Adjutant, 2nd Iowa Infantry Volunteers.
5/8/1864 Promoted
To Lieutenant Colonel.
1/9/1865 On Special Duty
Savannah, GA

In charge of stores.
10/20/1865 Mustered Out
Huntsville, AL
George Godfrey originally enlisted in the 2nd Iowa Infantry.

Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, IA

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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