Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, "Confederate Agent"

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Nathaniel Beverly Tucker

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Death: July 4, 1890 (69)
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Judge Henry St. George Tucker and Anne Evelina Tucker
Husband of Jane Shelton Ellis
Father of Beverly Dandridge Tucker; Margaret Nimmo Tucker; Charles Ellis Tucker; Henry St. George Tucker; Frances Bland Tucker and 1 other
Brother of Dr. David Hunter Tucker; John Randolph Tucker; Sarah Virginia Brooke; Saint George Tucker; Nathaniel Saint George Tucker and 2 others

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About Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, "Confederate Agent"

Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (June 8, 1820 - July 4, 1890), Confederate Agent, was born in Winchester, Virginia and died in Richmond, July 4, 1890.

Generally known as Beverly Tucker, he was educated at the University of Virginia. In 1853 he founded the Washington "Sentinel," and in the same year was made printer to the senate. He was appointed consul to Liverpool in 1857, and served as such till 1861. During the war he was made secret agent of the Confederate States, and in 1862 was sent by the Confederate government to England and France to obtain supplies, and in 1863-64 to Canada for a like purpose. He was included by President Johnson in his proclamation on the assassination of Lincoln, and a price was set on his head. In reply Tucker wrote to Johnson that he had better look nearer home, as the person profiting most by Lincoln's death was Johnson himself. He went to Mexico, where he remained until the downfall of Maximilian, when he returned and took up his residence in Washington City, and Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. He died in Richmond, July 4, 1890. (1)


He was 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.


  1. From Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume III, By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D., Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915
  2. Nathaniel Beverley Tucker Papers, 1830-1903, at the College of William & Mary
  3. [S212] Randolph Family Tree, Robert Isham Randolph, (Chicago, Illinois: unknown, 1936, 402 pages), page 234 (Reliability: 4). Randolph Family Tree
  4. [S306] Bolling Batte Papers, R. Bolling Batte, (Richmond, Virginia: The Library of Virginia, 1992), Tucker, A - Card 22 of 104 (Reliability: 4).


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Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, "Confederate Agent"'s Timeline

July 8, 1820
Winchester, Virginia, United States
November 9, 1846
Age 26
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Age 31
July 4, 1890
Age 69
Richmond, Virginia, United States
July 6, 1890
Age 69
Richmond, Virginia, United States