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Jacob. R. Tucker
Born April 1, 1845
Died February 16, 1926
Place of birth Chester County, Pennsylvania
Place of death Baltimore, Maryland
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Union Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Maryland Company G, 4th Maryland Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Gettysburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Jacob. R. Tucker (April 1, 1845 - February 16, 1926) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Tucker received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Tucker's medal was won for his heroism at the Third Battle of Petersburg in Virginia on April 1, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on April 22, 1871.[2]

Tucker died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1926.[1][2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Jacob R. Tucker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, while serving with Company G, 4th Maryland Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Corporal Tucker was one of the three soldiers most conspicuous in the final assault.[1]

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