(1841 - 1894)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was an 18 year old worker on the Thomas Martin farm in Terrell County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 in Griffin, GA.
On the Campaign
He was appointed 2nd Sergeant on the field and wounded in the right arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in hospitals in Richmond or on furlough to at least 27 October 1862, but returned to duty. He was wounded again at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863, and for the third time, at Monocacy Junction, MD on 10 July 1864, by a gunshot to his left arm. He was left behind in Frederick, MD and captured there. He was treated in a US hospital in Frederick to 20 July then in West's Buildings, Baltimore to 19 November. He was afterward a prisoner at Fort McHenry to the end of the year. He was at Point Lookout, MD from 2 to 17 January 1865, then transferred and exchanged at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, James River, VA on 25 January. He was appointed 1st Sergeant by February 1865 and was at home in Georgia, a paroled prisoner of war as of 28 February 1865.
After the War
In 1870 he was a farm worker near Dawson in Terrell County. By 1877 he was a pioneering settler and citrus farmer at South Brooksville in Hernando County, FL.
References & notes
His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3; both as H.C. Tucker. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860-1880, and the Sunland Tribune of 25 August 1877. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Martha Dinitia Sanders (1844-1909) in February 1866 in Terrell County and they had 12 children by 1885; 10 daughters and 2 sons. 7 (6 and 1) survived to adulthood.
11/17/1841; Lee County, GA
12/17/1894; Brooksville, FL; burial in Tucker Hill Cemetery, Hernando County, FL
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 7307]
2 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 28343]