Edward D. Tracy

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Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr.
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Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr.
Born(1833-11-03)November 3, 1833
Macon, Georgia
DiedMay 1, 1863(1863-05-01) (aged 29)
Port Gibson, Mississippi
BuriedRose Hill Cemetery (Macon, Georgia)
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate States Army
Years of service1861–63
RankConfederate States of America General.png Brigadier General
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
RelationsHattie C. Tracy (daughter)
Bronze bust of Brig. Gen. Edward D. Tracy by Solon Borglum at Vicksburg National Military Park, 1913

Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. was a brigadier general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. After serving in Virginia and Eastern Tennessee, he was killed at the Battle of Port Gibson which was part of the Vicksburg Campaign.

Biography[edit]

Tracy was born in Macon, Georgia on November 5, 1833.[1] Prior to the war, he was a lawyer.[2] He moved to Huntsville, Alabama in the late 1850s.[1]

At the start of the Civil War, he was a captain for a company in the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment.[3][2] The regiment fought at the First Battle of Bull Run.[3][2] On October 12, 1861, Tracy was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment and was transferred to the Western Theater.[3] He had a horse killed under him at the Battle of Shiloh.[3][2] He was commissioned as a brigadier general on August 16, 1862.[3]

Tracy was killed at the Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi on May 1, 1863.[3][2] He was buried at Macon, Georgia.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Warner 1959, p. 309.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sifakis 1988.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Warner 1959, p. 310.

References[edit]

  • Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher, Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-8047-3641-1.
  • Sifakis, Stewart (1988). Who Was Who in the Civil War. New York: Facts On File. p. 660. ISBN 978-0-8160-1055-4. OCLC 10403682. Retrieved July 31, 2018 – via Internet Archive..
  • Warner, Ezra J. (1959). Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. pp. 308–310. ISBN 978-0-8071-0823-9. OCLC 445052 – via Google Books..

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