Born: 19 February 1845 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 22 January 1910 on a train on its way to Nashville, Tennessee
Buried: Tucker Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Creed Haskins and Lavina (Jones) Tucker

Married: Eliza Jane Garrison on 13 October 1864 in Smith County, Tennessee
Born: 8 September 1846 in Dekalb County, Tennessee
Died: 29 November 1928 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Probably the Tucker Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: James Lafayette and Rebecca (Malone) Garrison (Father is listed as Calvin Garrison on her death certificate. Census records record his name as James Lafayette Garrison).


  1. Mary Jane Tucker


  • Brother: John R. Tucker - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: William H. Tucker - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: J. Lewis Tucker - 25th Tennessee Infantry (CSA)


25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
Company F


  • Enlisted as a Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 31 July 1861 at Livingston
  • Age: 16
  • Mustered In: 31 July 1861
  • 1 Oct 1861: Present
  • 31 Jul - 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • 6 Apr 1864: Deserted Oct 1861

**According to his Federal Pension Application, Enoch Fisher forced Gallant Tucker to join the Confederate Army.
"I heard Enoch Fisher say some time during the first part of the late war of 1861-5 that he had shot at this claimant Gallant Tucker. And that if he did not go into the Confederate army(God I affirm)he would kill or have him killed. therefore am satisfied that said Gallant tucker was forced to join<did>Confederate army to save his life. Said Enoch Fisher was a confederate sympathizer and forcing all that he could into the Confederate service. Said Gallant Tucker was the youngest of five brothers and all the older ones were in the federal service except two-one of whom never joined any service and the other died about 1862. All of said five brothers were union men, non of whom went into the Confederate service in my opion except when they were forced to do so." - James S. Jones

"I was at the house of this calimmant's mother in Putnam County Tenn when he was run rsfon(?) by Enoch Fisher & others when said Tucker run & was shot at by Fisher and others. Tucker was a mere boy and these confederate sympathizers forced said Gallant Tucker into the Confederate service in affiants opinion-times were very squally and this boy as well as others were forced into the Confederate service to save his life in affiants opinion." - Wm T. Jones

1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment
Company H


  • Enlisted as a Private and left Service as a Private
  • Enlisted 1 Mar 1864 at Carthage
  • Mustered In: 17 May 1864
  • Age: 18
  • Residence: Putnam County; 4th Congressional District
  • 17 May - 30 Jun 1864: Appt'd 3rd Sergeant 17 May 1864
  • Jul - Dec 1864: Present
  • Jan - Apr 1865: Present
  • Mustered Out: 23 May 1865


  • 10 July 1890: Invalid: 801933; Certificate: 579558
  • 16 Feb 1910: Widow's: 936223; Certificate: 709345


  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page244 (listed as Garamond Tucker)
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 9
  • 1870 Census:
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 171A (Listed as Gallient Tucker)
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page (Listed as Dock Tucker)


Putnam County Herald
27 January 1910
Vol. VIII, No. 4, Page 5

  • Tucker, Gallant: Gallant Tucker, one of the best known and most prosperous farmers of this county, died suddenly Saturday afternoon while enroute to Nashville on the evening passenger train. He had been unwell for several weeks and was going to Nashville for treatment. He was 65 years old and leaves a wife and several grown children. His remains were interred Sunday afternoon at the family cemetery in the Ninth Civil District.