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GEN Edmund Winchester Rucker

GEN Edmund Winchester Rucker

Birth
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Apr 1924 (aged 88)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 7026682 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Served in the Civil War first as Colonel and commander of Rucker's legion, then as commandeder of a brigade during the Civil War. Originally from Tennessee, he served under Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest. He brilliantly commanded a brigade during the famous battle of Brice's Crossroads in Northern Mississippi. He lost his left arm during the Battle of Nashville. After the war, he worked with General Forrest on a railroad project in Alabama. Over the following years, Edmund Rucker settled in the new city of Birmingham and became one of the city's pioneer industrial leaders. In January 1942, the War Department announced that a new camp being built in southeast Alabama would be named "Camp Rucker" for Brigadier General Edmund W. Rucker.

Bio by: Dennis Ison


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Gravesite Details Civil War hero and capitalist; Ft. Rucker named after him.

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  • Originally Created by: Dennis Ison
  • Added: 21 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7026682
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for GEN Edmund Winchester Rucker (22 Jul 1835–13 Apr 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7026682, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .