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Henry Tucker

Henry Tucker is believed to be the son of William and Delilah Rue; a nephew of Simeon Tucker, Sergeant, Companies E&K, 1st Alabama Cavalry; a grandson of Daniel Tucker, soldier War 1812 of Marion/Fayette County Alabama and great-grandson of George Tucker, Revolutionary War soldier, buried at Hopewell cemetery, south of Glen Allen, Alabama.

Henry Tucker had enlisted in the 1st Alabama Cavalry on March 11, 1863 in Glendale Mississippi. For reasons unknown, official "mustering-in" did not occur until October, 5, 1863. He had enlisted for a year but was released a little early - mustered out on February 5, 1864. His military duty completed, he returned home to his rugged hill country (Winston County/Marion County Alabama, between Natural Bridge and O'Mary's) to wait out the war, although he was also considering re-enlistment in the Union army. Little did he know, there would be no peace for him, for the dog-cavalry rangers and "homeguard" of the CSA were out to get any "traitor" they could find. Led by Stoke Roberts, the vigilante homeguard began scouring the country committing atrocities in the name of enforcing the Confederate's best interests - in forcing men into the CSA army and punishing those who did not join them. They finally reached the home of Henry Tucker on a March or April day during the spring of 1864. He was tortured and eventually killed. William Rowell heard the prisoner's screams for a mile and a half. Tom Johnson and Andy Ingle found the body four days later, still hanging as the torturers had left him and buried Henry Tucker north of O'Mary cemetery.




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  • Created by: Bev
  • Added: 13 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9592780
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Tucker (unknown–1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9592780, citing Natural Bridge Cemetery, Winston County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Bev (contributor 47588577) .