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21st Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: John A. TuckerRank: Captain Company: B

Born around 1839 in Georgia to James L. and Jane L. Tucker. Living with his parents in Polk County, Georgia in 1860. Crossed the county line to Floyd County to enlist in Company B, 21st georgia Infantry in June 1861. Appointed First Sergeant in August 1862; later Regimental Color Sergeant and Second Lieutenant in 1862; 1st Lieutenant in Janaury 1863; Captain in December 1864. Due to a shortage of officers in the 44th Georgia, he was detailed to command the 44th Georgia during the Appomattox Campaign and surrendered with the regiment at Appomattox. Lived after the war in Polk County. Married widow Mary J. Lyon in 1870. Died of a stroke or heart attack while watching his house burn down April 17, 1901. Buried on the 'old Tucker homeplace burying ground' near the Lake community according to his obituary.

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