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A. M. Tucker Civil War diary

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 07
Identifier: MSP 50

Scope and Contents

The A. M. Tucker Civil War diary is a seventy-two page manuscript diary of Lieutenant A. M. Tucker (100th Indiana Regiment) and contains entries in Mississippi during the Civil War, various receipts, dates of letters written to "Nellie," and supply needs of various companies.


  • 1862 - 1863


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Alba Mark Tucker was born in West Hartford, Vermont on November 14, 1836 to Alvin and Abigail Tucker. In 1855 he moved to Elkhart, Indiana for a position with Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Railroad. On August 1, 1862 Tucker enlisted with the 100th Indiana Regiment Volunteers. His initial rank was as Regimental Quartermaster, and he mustered out as First Lieutenant/Regimental Quartermaster on December 8, 1865 and returned to Elkhart.

In Elkhart, Tucker was president of the St. Joseph Valley Bank from April 5, 1876 to January 16, 1884; Mayor from May 1, 1878 to May 1, 1880; and Postmaster from March 7, 1883 to August 1, 1885. After that he returned to rail road work. Tucker married Sarah Henry and they had three daughters, Isabel, Jean, and Hallet.

Tucker passed away on February 8, 1900.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder) ; Diary is 6.5" x 3.5".

Acquisition Information

Purchased November 5, 2008 from Charles Apfelbaum, Rare Manuscripts and Archives, 551 Ridge Road, Watchung, New Jersey 07069.

Related Materials

A. M. Tucker Diary and receipt book, 1861-1864, housed at the Indiana Historical Society.
National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System Database, Retrieved March 3, 2020:

Processing Information

The diary has been placed in an acid-free box and wrapped in tissue.
A. M. Tucker Civil War diary
Mary A. Sego
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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