Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1820-1890)

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Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (June 8, 1820 - July 4, 1890), Confederate Agent, was born in Winchester, Virginia, the grandson of St. George Tucker, the nephew of Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1784-1851) and the son of Henry St. George Tucker (1780-1897). His mother was Anne Evelina (Hunter) Tucker and John Randolph Tucker (1823-1897) was his brother. He married Jane Shelton in 1841. They had eight children. From 1853-1856 he edited the Washington Sentinel. In 1857 he became consul at Liverpool. Upon the secession of Virginia during the Civil War, he returned home and joined the Confederate Army. He contracted to provide supplies for the army. After the war, he was accused of complicity in the plot to murder Lincoln.

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