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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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Green Washington Grisham
Green Washington Grisham

Age:  18
Birthplace:  Limestone Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Rank at Discharge:  Corporal
Company Assignment:  K

8/28/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
8/28/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
5/1/1863 Prisoner of War
Day's Gap, AL

Sent to Richmond, VA.
1/1/1864 Promoted
To Corporal.
3/21/1864 Prisoner of War
AR

Near Memphis, TN.
7/18/1865 Mustered Out
Nashville, TN
7/19/1865 Wounded
GA

Left elbow was dislocated by fall from horse while on the march.
Notes:
Green Washington Grisham was the son of Louis Cullen Grisham (1820-1853) and Eliza Suzannah Speegle (born 29 January 1825, died 7 January 1875), and the grandson of Thomas Grisham of Duplin Co., NC. Thomas moved to Limestone Co., AL in 1801.

Green Washington Grisham was born 9 December 1843 in Athens, AL. He was married 29 January 1868 to Georgia Ann Potete/Poteet (born 6 September 1852, Died 5 September 1924). They had 12 Children: Fressie, Arthur, Luther, Virgil, Simeon, Rosetta, Lewis Peale, Noble Ernest, Flora, Eva Pearl, Sarah, and Rualla.

He died 18 October 1914 in Holland, AR.

He is buried in Oakland Cemetery.

Buried:
Oakland Cemetery, Holland, 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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