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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Exton Tucker

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Buzbeeville, Coffee County, AL, he volunteered in 1860 for the Coffee Rangers, a company of militia cavalry, as First Lieutenant. He was commissioned Captain, Company D of the 12th Alabama Infantry about 1 July 1861. He was wounded in action at Seven Pines on 31 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action while in command of the Regiment as senior officer present, in the Sunken Lane at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database.1 His memorial on Findagrave says he is in the Washington Confederate Cemetery at Rose Hill in Hagertown, MD. This is possible, but he's not among the named soldiers who were moved there in about 1874.

Birth

1829; Elbert County, GA

Death

09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   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: various  [AotW citation 20038]