Edmund Rucker

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Edmund Winchester Rucker (1835 – 1924) was a Confederate officer during the American Civil War. He was given the title of "General" as an honorary award after the war, when he became an industrial leader of Birmingham, Alabama.[1] Fort Rucker, Alabama was named in honor of him. He is buried in Birmingham's Oak Hill Cemetery.

Civil War service[edit]

Rucker was a colonel in the Confederate Army of Tennessee. He fought at the Battle of Franklin[2] and the Battle of Nashville, commanding a brigade of cavalry. He was wounded and captured during the Battle of Nashville.[3]

Industrial career[edit]

Rucker came to Birmingham in the 1880s, building his home in the neighborhood that is now called Five Points.[4]


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