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John Randolph Tucker

  • Birth 31 Jan 1812 Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 12 Jun 1883 Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7051415

United States, Confederate, and Peruvian Naval officer. Entering the United States Navy as a midshipman in 1826, he commanded the "Stromboli" in the Mexican War. An ordnance officer with rank of Commander in Norfolk when Virginia seceded in 1861, he resigned and was commissioned in the Confederate States Navy with rank of Commander. He was in charge of naval defenses of the James River and Charleston during the war, and his forces took part in the Battle of Sayler's Creek in April 1865, where Tucker was captured. Released in June 1865, he accepted a commission as Rear Admiral in the Peruvian Navy in 1866 and commanded the combined navies of Peru and Chile in their war with Spain. Following the war, he conducted a hydrographic survey of the upper Amazon River. He returned to Virginia in 1877.

Bio by: Garver Graver

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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 3 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7051415
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Randolph Tucker (31 Jan 1812–12 Jun 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7051415, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .