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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
Thomas A Barren

Age:  47
Birthplace:  Jasper Co., GA
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K
Company Ressignment:  A

11/15/1862 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
12/31/1862 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
6/29/1863 Died
Glendale, MS
Testimony of T.A.J. Barren as published in the Nashville Daily Union in Nashville, TN on 4 March 1863 under "Reign of Terror in the South" stated, "I live in Marion County, Alabama. The rebels have burned my house with furniture, beds, bedding, clothing, and ect.; Also, three (3) bales of cotton, two hundred bushels of corn, fodder, etc. Sworn to and subscribed before me at glendale, MS, this 24th day of January, 1863 and signed by J.W. Stewart."

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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