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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William Tarpley Tucker

(1843 - 1890)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Oglethorpe County, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 6th Georgia Infantry on 22 August 1861 at Yorktown, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was hospitalized in Richmond, VA on 25 September and returned to duty, date not known. He was present for duty through at least 30 April 1864, the last muster roll on record. He was admitted to a hospital in Greensboro, NC on 4 March 1865 for a gunshot wound in the glutei.

After the War

He returned to Oglethorpe Country.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson1 with details from his Compiled Service Records courtesy of Barry Truluck. His Sharpsburg wounding from a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. Further details from his wife's pension application (online from the Georgia Archives Virtual Vault) and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Dean Harwell (1844-1934) in September 1865 and they had 8 children.

Birth

08/10/1843; Oglethorpe County, GA

Death

01/05/1890 Oglethorpe County, GA; burial in Martin Cemetery, Oglethorpe County,

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 832  [AotW citation 21200]