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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
Richard W Penn
Richard W Penn

Age:  25
Birthplace:  Morgan Co., Al
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  I

8/26/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
8/26/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
10/24/1862 Deserted
Nashville, TN

Charge of desertion was removed because he was a POW 24 November 1862 and confined to a rebel prison at Moulton, AL.
7/1/1865 Returned
Richard Penn was living with his widowed sister, Jane Penn Ford and her four children and working on her farm at the time of his enlistment. He married Mary Emily Simpson and died December 4, 1901.

Richard , James, and Pleasant Penn were brothers and sons of Stephen C. Penn and Esther Hettie Day and grandsons of Stephen Penn and David Day, Jr. They were cousins to George, John and Stephen Penn who also served in this regiment.

Friendship Cem., on the Morgan Co./Lawrence Co. line, AL

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 Joseph T. Richardson.

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