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Nathaniel Beverley Tucker

Confederate agent

Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, American Confederate agent.

Background

Tucker, Nathaniel Beverley was born on June 8, 1820 in Winchester, Virginia, United States. Son of Henry St. George and Anne (Hunter) Tucker.

Education

Attended University of Virginia.

Career

Editor, Washington (District of Columbia) Sentinel, 1853-1856. United States consul at Liverpool, England, 1857 joined Confederate Army, entered into contract to provide supplies for army. Sent to Canada on mission to arrange for exchange of cotton for bacon, also to make some secret diplomatic representations to Northern men of influence, 1864.

Included in “wanted” list of Union Government during war, accused of complicity in plot to murder Lincoln, charges dropped.

Connections

Married Jane Ellis, January 21, 1841, 8 children.

father:
Henry St. George Tucker

mother:
Anne (Hunter) Tucker

spouse:
Jane Ellis