He was the oldest child of James Albert Amacker & Lydia Tate and was born about 1835. Acording to a 1917 letter by his 1st cousin, Julius Harmon Amacker( 11th regiment, TX Infantry), "He was a handsome, fine looking fellow, six feet tall, well proportioned, and made an ideal soldier. He was killed in a personal difficulty in Brandon, Ms, about 1870 in which he killed his antgonist." He was survived by his widow, Betty.
His 3 brothers who were old enough to serve (all 3 in 38th Regiment, MS Cavalry) were my Enoch Tate Amacker, William S. and W. B. who was 4 years old on the 1850 census, but apparently listed as W. D. on a CSA list. Could W. D. (aka W. B ) have died in that war? He was not on the 1870 census. He was obviously the 4th Confederate brother mentioned in letter quoted above. Wm. S. Amacker gave the name, Willis Barner Amacker, to his son who was born on Nov. 30, 1862. Presmably this was W. B.'s whole name.
Mary Anne Hammond