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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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William P Ramey
William P Ramey

Age:  34
Birthplace:  Hall Co., GA
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K

7/24/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
7/24/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
4/30/1863 Missing in Action
Day's Gap, AL

from Rhine's Creek.
12/21/1863 Returned
3/10/1865 Wounded in Action
Sent to Annapolis, MD
5/30/1865 Mustered Out
New York, NY
Notation in file dated 30 August 1887 states, "This man was cut off from his command by the rebel forces 30 April 1863, went home and remained in the mountains until 21 December 1863, when he rejoined his command."

William P. Ramey married Sarah Narcissa who was a sister of Doctor T Boyd and Tillman Boydwho were also in this regiment. Dates on his headstone state he was born November 1827 and died April 1872. He is buried in Kimbler Cemetery, just south of Cove City, Crawford Co., AR. Sarah's daughter by her first husband was married to John L Ramey, brother of William P. Ramey.

Kimbler Cemetery just south of Cove City, Crawford Co., 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.

Picture submitted by Susan Porter.

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