Sergeant John Tucker

Photo. John Roesch ## Lander collection

Photo. John Roesch ## Lander collection

## Photo is marked only as "Tucker". It may be John's older brother, Samuel, who served in the 1st New York Mounted Rifles and is buried in Middle Patent cemetery

## Photo is marked only
as "Tucker". It may be John's
older brother, Samuel, who
served in the 1st New York
Mounted Rifles and is buried
in Middle Patent cemetery

Born in North Castle, November 12 1839, parents Joseph and Frances Farrington
Tucker, farmer, newly married, enlisted in Sing Sing May 20 1862 for three years in Co
I 95 NY Infantry
Four Tucker brothers, enlisted in the Civil War Army. John was the oldest, born 1839,
Edward and Edward were twins, born in August 1842. Charles was the youngest, born
1845.
John, our subject, was transferred to Co K on June 1 1864, re-transferred back to Co I
and was mustered out honorably on January 30 1865. He fought in Bull Run, Antietam
and Gettysburg.
He is on page 5 of North Castle Town Clerk's roster, is on the New York Adjutant
General's roster of the 95 Infantry, is 551 /roll 142 in NARA, National Archives.
His wife received welfare money from the town of North Castle several times during his
service. He lived in Kensico (in Tuckertown ?) was a member of G.A.R. Post 169. 
According to his gravestone papers, he died on April 30 1879 and has a government
stone that is 8605 on W.P.A. location.
In the 1870 census he is a farm hand, and he and his wife have four children. The
youngest is Charles, 2, named no doubt for his brother who died a prisoner of war in the
infamous Salisbury, N.C. prison camp in December, 1864.
( Brother Samuel served in First Mounted Rifles and is buried in Middle Parent
cemetery Cemetery, q.v.) (Edward joined the 6 Heavy Artillery and received a medical
discharge for disability on May 31 1865.