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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

William L Peoples
William L Peoples

Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  E

2/17/1863 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
2/17/1863 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
3/1/1864 Mustered Out
Memphis, TN
William Peoples was born July 15, 1842 in McMinn Co., TN and died August 26, 1911 in Marion Co., IL, where he had been forced to flee due to his Union sympathies. He married Minerva Jane Dugan, sister of Richard S. Dugan, on February 9, 1862 in Marion Co., AL. Minerva was born February 5, 1834 in Monroe Co., TN and died October 26, 1876 in Marion Co., IL. They had 5 children, only 2 of whom lived beyond childhood: Andrew Jackson Peoples, born February 28, 1867 and Minerva Jane Peoples, born October 25, 1876.

William L. Peoples was a brother to Francis M. Peoples, and they were sons of James and Rachel McBride Peoples.

Shook Cemetery, Marion Co., IL

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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