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Tucker, Benjamin F.
Age: 29, credited to Bristol, VT
Unit(s): 1st ME CAV, 2nd US CAV
Service: pre-war Co. D, 2nd US CAV, two years; comn 1LT/ADJ, 1st ME CAV, 10/11/61, pr CAPT, Co. B, 7/1/62, pr MAJ 7/11/64, wdd, St. Marys Church, 6/24/64, m/o 8/1/65
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Birth: 11/17/1831, Belfast, ME
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 45598750
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Annie T., 7/26/1906, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT
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Col. Benjamin F. Tucker
Col. Benjamin F. Tucker, who died in Ripton June 11, was a private in Co. D, 2nd U. S. Cav., in1860; promoted corporal April 13, 1861; was placed in charge of thirteen men, and was on guard at the President's house for six days. He served with his company in Washington until September 24, 1861, when he was discharged and ordered to report to Gov. Israel Washburne, of Maine, to take a commission as adjutant of the First Maine cavalry. He was promoted to office of captain of Co. B, 1st Me. Cav., and lieutenant-colonel and colonel by brevet by order of General Sheriden March 13, 1865, for gallantry in the field June 24, 1864, at St. Mary's church, Virginia, where he was wounded in the shoulder. He was present with his regiment in all battles up to that date. Upon Colonel Tucker's return to duty he was placed in command of the cavalry depot of the Army of the Potomac, which position he held until mustered out of the Service August 9, 1865.
Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, June 14, 1905.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.