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Amos Rucker
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Birth: unknown
Death: 1905

African-American Confederate Soldier: He was born a slave in Elbert County Georgia. He was the servant of Jospeh Rucker, Georgia's first known millionaire. During the Civil War, he was sent with Rucker's son, a commissioned officer in the Confederate Army, to help prepare his meals. He entered the battle fray when a soldier he was talking to was shot by Union forces. He picked up the gun and began to fight back. Soon he became an entrusted soldier given a gun and fought side by side with his fellow soldiers. He was also assigned the duty of calling the roll for each battle. He was later wounded while fighting at Appomattox. After the war he became a member of the Confederate Veterans Association. At each meeting he would call the roll of every member both dead and alive by memory. He was buried in his Confederate uniform. 
 
Note: The Atlanta Constitution newspaper, Thursday, 12 October 1905,says that Amos Rucker died on Tuesday night. Therefore, the date on his gravestone is incorrect: it should be 10 October 1905.
 
Burial:
South View Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: May 31, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11070281
Amos Rucker
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Amos Rucker
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- Little_Storm
 Added: Mar. 11, 2015

- Darlene Brindley
 Added: Jan. 13, 2015
After the War, He was a member of The Atlanta W.H.T Walker Camp, of The United Confederate Veteran's. The meetings were held are 102 Forsyth St. Atlanta, Amos was in charge of roll call of the Members.
- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Sep. 17, 2014
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