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Adm John Randolph Tucker
Birth: Jan. 31, 1812
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1883
Petersburg
Petersburg City
Virginia, USA

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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 Parents:
  Susanna M Douglas Tucker (1785 - 1846)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Webb Tucker (1819 - 1858)*
 
 Children:
  Virginia Flemming Tucker*
  Alfred Tayloe Tucker*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Jan 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7051415
Adm John Randolph Tucker
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