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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
Matthew Davis Harbison
Matthew Davis Harbison

Age:  33
Birthplace:  Morgan Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  I

12/21/1863 Enlisted
Camp Davies, MS
7/15/1864 Died
Rome, GA

Of disease.
Notes:
Matthew Davis Harbison was born 15 July 1830 in Morgan CO., AL.

He married Elizabeth Malinda Calvert 10 October 1856 and they had five children: Samuel M, born 2 November 1856 in Walker Co., AL, died 27 July 1934; James Davis, born 9 July 1855 in Winston Co., AL; John D, born 30 December 1858 in Winston Co., AL, died 28 January 1932; Charles Hill, born 30 December 1860 in Trade, Winston Co., AL, died 28 November 1940; and William Joshua, born 21 August 1863 in Winston Co., AL.

Matthew and his three brothers, Charles, David, and Pleasant, were all in the 1st Alabama.

Buried:
Marietta National Cemetery, Cobb Co, GA

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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