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A. M. Tucker Civil War diary


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A. M. Tucker Civil War diary

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A. M. Tucker Civil War diary, 1862-1863 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Primary Creator: Tucker, A. M. (1836-1900)

Extent: 0.1 Cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 05/23/2007

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives

Forms of Material: Diaries

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The A. M. Tucker Civil War diary (1862-1863; 1 small artifact box) is a seventy-two page manuscript diary of Lieutenant A. M. Tucker (100th Indiana Regiment) and contains entries in Mississippi during the Civil War, various receipts, dates of letters written to “Nellie,” and supply needs of various companies. Some of the handwriting is difficult to read.

Biographical Note

Alba Mark Tucker was born in West Hartford, Vermont on November 14, 1836 to Alvin and Abigail Tucker.  In 1855 he moved to Elkhart, Indiana for his job with Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Railroad.  On August 1, 1862 Tucker enlisted with the 100th Indiana Regiment Volunteers.  His rank in was as Regimental Quartermaster, and he mustered out as First Lieutenant/Regimental Quartermaster on December 8, 1865 and returned to Elkhart.  In Elkhart, Tucker was president of the St. Joseph Valley Bank from April 5, 1876 to January 16, 1884; Mayor from May 1, 1878 to May 1, 1880; and Postmaster from March 7, 1883 to August 1, 1885.  After that he returned to rail road work.  Tucker married Sarah Henry and they had three daughters, Isabel, Jean, and Hallet.  Tucker passed away on February 8, 1900.

Subject/Index Terms

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 folder

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Method: Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, Rare Manuscripts and Archives, 551 Ridge Road, Watchung, New Jersey 07069

Related Materials:

MSP 57, George W. Miller Civil War diaries and invoice

MSP 85, Slave bill of sale and confederate money

A. M. Tucker Diary and receipt book, 1861-1864 at the Indiana Historical Society

Preferred Citation: MSP 50, A. M. Tucker Civil War diary, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Finding Aid Revision History: Updated 10/26/2012 EW

Other Note:

Organized at Fort Wayne, Ind., and mustered in September 10, 1862. Left State for Memphis, Tenn., November 11. Attached to 2nd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 26, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Duty at Colliersville, Tenn., and along the Memphis & Charleston Railroad till June 7. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., June 7. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till September 28. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 23-November 20. Operations on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Moved to Scottsboro, Ala., and duty there December 17, 1863, to May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Movement on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brushy Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 22. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S.C., January 25, 1865. Congaree Creek, S.C., February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Mill Creek March 22. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out July 8, 1865. Recruits transferred to 48th Indiana Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 56 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 173 Enlisted men by disease. Total 234.

Retrieved April 29, 2010 from: http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss

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