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F.C. Tucker

F.C. Tucker

Federal (USV)


Fanning Cobham Tucker

(1837 - 1878)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 22 year old merchant living with his wealthy merchant father, 5 siblings, and 6 servants in Brooklyn, NY. On 17 February 1862 he enrolled in New York City for three years and mustered the next day as First Lieutenant of Company D, 103rd New York Infantry. He was promoted to Captain on 4 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged, probably for disability from his wound, on 4 November 1862.

After the War

By 1870 he was again a merchant, in Flushing, Queens, NY.

References & notes

His service from the NY Adjutant General,1 who does not mention Antietam. His wound and other details from his bio sketch from Green-Wood,2 who note he had 3-months service in 1861 as a Private in Company F, 7th New York State Militia in the defenses of Washington; he does not appear on their muster roll. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 & 1870; he ws probably named for his paternal grandfather. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture here from a fine CDV shared by Kraig McNutt on his Civil War Gazette website (c. 2008).

He married Mary Franklin Sharples (1845-1899) in October 1863 in Brooklyn.


10/04/1837 in NY


02/15/1878; Manhattan, NY; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1902, Ser. No. 33, p. 858  [AotW citation 30227]

2   Richman, Jeff, and and Green-Wood volunteers, Civil War Biographies, Green-Wood Cemetery, Published 2002-, first accessed 01 May 2005, <>, Source page: /civil-war-biographies-sumner-utassy/  [AotW citation 30228]