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 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 01:44 am
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I am attaching a file which is a scanned portion of a Civil War map. Can anyone tell me the name of this Confederate colonel ? I cannot read it no matter how hard I try. The only hints I have are that he was involved in the defense of Lynchburg during the battle of Lynchburg in 1864, and I am almost certain that he was an artillery officer. Thanks very much to all who respond.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 04:02 am
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Looks like it says Kicker to me The shape of the first letter in the Colonel's name looks to me like how a cursive K is supposed to be formed rather than that of a cursive H.



 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 06:24 am
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I'm torn as to whether I think that is an "H" or a "K" ...

For a brief minute, I thought it might've been Delaware Kemper, but I can't find that he was ever promoted from Captain ...

OOB's for 16-17 June @ Lynchburg seem to be lacking on the internet, but the OR's for the battle are here:
http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moawar//text/waro0070.txt

(not that I found anything useful for the question there ...)



 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 02:17 pm
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I believe it is Rucker.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 07:54 pm
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Edmund Rucker was a Cavalry Colonel under Forrest, but in June of 64, he was at Tishomingo Creek ... (later at Franklin,
then lost an arm & was captured at Nashville.)

But yes, looking at the image again, I can read it as "Rucker" ...



 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 08:02 pm
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Can you upload a larger portion of the map in question, or post a link to it online?



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