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. Fort Rucker was named in honor of him. He is buried in Birmingham's Oak Hill Cemetery.
Civil War service
Rucker was a colonel in the Confederate Army of Tennessee. He fought at the Battle of Franklin and the Battle of Nashville, commanding a brigade of cavalry. He was wounded and captured during the Battle of Nashville.
Rucker came to Birmingham in the 1880s, building his home in the neighborhood that is now called Five Points.
- Image of Rucker at Birmingham Public Library website
- Edmund Rucker at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2008-02-14
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