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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

George W Vest
George W Vest

Age:  32
Birthplace:  Morgan Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K

7/24/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
7/24/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
11/2/1862 Deserted
Nashville, TN
4/29/1864 Returned
Mooresville, AL

and restored to duty, had been captured by the eneny and held POW until his escape
7/19/1865 Mustered Out
Nashville, TN
George W. Vest and William A. Vest were sons of James Vest, born 1791 in GA, married Sallie Harvey in 1809, and died in 1868 in Winston Co., AL. George and William enlisted in the 1st AL Cav. USA, while their brother, James J. Vest, enlisted in an Arkansas Confederate regiment. Their half brothers, Henry K and Jonathan Vest, also served in the unit.

George was born September 19, 1828 in Morgan Co., AL and died April 3, 1901 in Cullman, AL. Other children of James and Sallie Vest were: Albert, Lucy, Martha Nancy and John Vest.

Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Cullman 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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