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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 J Turrentine
Richard J Turrentine

Age:  21
Birthplace:  Morgan Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Corporal
Rank at Discharge:  2nd Lieutenant
Company Assignment:  E, I
Company Ressignment:  D

7/21/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
7/21/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
8/12/1863 Promoted
to sergeant.
10/1/1864 Promoted
to 2nd Lieutenant.
10/20/1865 Mustered Out
Huntsville, AL
Richard was the son of Martin J. Turrentine and Seany Day and grandson of James S. Turrentine and David Day, Jr. He and his father enlisted in this regiment on the same day. After the war, he married Sarah Dutton and had a son, Stephen Henry. Richard died in 1868 at age 27 and is buried in the Turrentine Cemetery.

Turrentine Cemetery, Morgan 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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