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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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Tillman/Tilmon S Boyd
Tillman/Tilmon S Boyd

Age:  21
Birthplace:  Walker Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K

12/21/1863 Enlisted
Camp Davies, MS
12/21/1863 Mustered In
Camp Davies, MS
6/20/1864 Left Sick
Ackworth, GA
3/10/1865 Prisoner of War
Monroe's Crossroads, Solomon Grove, NC
6/12/1865 Discharged
Camp Chase, OH
Tillman S Boyd was born on 18 February 1842. He was the brother of Doctor Tandy Boyd. His brother-in-law, William P Ramey, also served in Co. K of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV.

In December 1863, Tillman and his brother D. Boyd walked 150 miles from Walker Walker Co., AL to Camp Davies, MS to enlist.

His pension record stated that he was captured by the Rebels at Solomon Grove, NC and was forced to walk barefoot in the snow 200 miles from Monroe's Crossroads to Richmond, VA.

Tillman never maried and died 16 May 1915. He is buried at Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Blount Co., AL.

Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Blount Co., 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.

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