(1835 - 1913)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry
In 1860 he was working the family farm with his brothers in Marion County. In July 1861, about age 26, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 26th Alabama Infantry at Pikeville.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862:
I was shot through the body with [a] minie ball and was out of service till April 10, 1863.
The rest of the War
He returned to his Company and was captured in action at Cashtown, PA about 5 July 1863. He was held in the Fort Delaware prison until released on 10 May 1865.
After the War
By 1870 he was farming next door to his brother James in Marion County, AL. In 1880 he was a farmer in Fayette County, and by 1900 at Carbon Hill in Walker County. He was still there, living in the town of Kansas in 1907.
References & notes
Pruett's List1, has him as H.L. Tucker and says he died in Maryland and was
"Buried in Mrs. Hoffman's barn field near Boonsboro, 150 yards N. W. of the barn."It must have been someone else. His service from the Alabama Archives,2 referencing his own statement for the 1907 state Census of Confederate Veterans. Personal details from the US Census of 1860-1900 and family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as Henry LaFayette Tucker. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
12/28/1835; Texas, Marion County, AL
10/27/1913; Walker County, AL; burial in Tucker Cemetery, Eldridge, AL
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 5009]
2 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=205974 [AotW citation 24764]