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GEN Edmund Winchester Rucker
Birth: Jul. 22, 1835
Murfreesboro
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1924
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

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) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Louisa Winchester Rucker (1810 - 1888)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Thomas Bentley Rucker (1860 - 1941)*
  Mary Adele Woodfin Rucker (1854 - 1883)*
 
 Children:
  Lilian May Rucker (1882 - 1883)*
 
 Siblings:
  Josephine Rucker Boddie (1827 - 1888)*
  Edmund Winchester Rucker (1835 - 1924)
  Sarah Elizabeth Rucker Gayle (1845 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Civil War hero and capitalist; Ft. Rucker named after him.
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Dennis Ison
Record added: Dec 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7026682
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Deo Vindice, Resurgam
- Eddie Inman
 Added: Apr. 15, 2017
For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 13, 2017
grandfather Thomas Rucker 1760 father Dr. Edmund Rucker 1800
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 4, 2017
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