{⋆★⋆} BG Tracy, Edward Dorr

Edward Dorr Tracy Jr.


Born: November 5, 1833

Birth Place: Macon, Georgia

Father: Judge Edward Dorr Tracy Sr. 1791 – 1849
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia)​

Mother: Susan Griffin Campbell 1808 – 1834
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia)​

Wife: Ellen Elizabeth Steele 1833 – 1868
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia)​


Susan Tracy Collins 1858 – 1912​
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia)​
Georgia Elizabeth Tracy Wadley 1860 – 1921​
(Buried: Wadley Cemetery, Monroe County, Georgia)​


1851: Graduated from University of Georgia​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Macon, Georgia​
Attorney in Huntsville, Alabama​
1860: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1860: Alternate Presidential Elector for John C. Breckinridge

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Captain in 4th​ Alabama Infantry​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Lt. Colonel of 4th​ Alabama Infantry​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Farmington, Mississippi​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1863: Participated in the Vicksburg Campaign​
1863: Killed while leading his troops at Port Gibson, Mississippi​

Died: May 1, 1863

Place of Death: Port Gibson, Mississippi

Cause of Death: Hit in the chest by a Minnie ball

Age at time of Death: 29 years old

Burial Place: Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia

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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
Was it the 4th Alabama or the 19th Alabama he was Lt. Colonel of? He had a horse killed from under him at Shiloh. His brigade in Mississippi was part of Stevenson's division.


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Apr 11, 2016
South Carolina
Happy Birthday weekend (November 5th) Brig. General Edward D. Tracy! Salutes remembering General Tracy on his birthday weekend.