MAJ Philemon Tracy

MAJ Philemon Tracy

Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Death 17 Sep 1862 (aged 31)
Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Batavia, Genesee County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 19636258 · View Source
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Maj. 6 Georgia Infantry
Confederate States Army

Colonel Philemon Tracy's body was retrieved from the Maryland battlefield by his uncle of the same name, a Batavia, New York resident, who had his nephew's body disguised as a Union officer and transported to Batavia for burial. While Colonel Philemon Tracy is buried in Batavia, his wife and baby daughter are buried at Rose Hill here in Macon. (From the Middle Ga. Archives, Washington Memorial Library, Macon, GA)" This info was obtained from the following link: .


**from page 102, Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College:

PHILEMON TRACY, son of Hon. Edward Dorr Tracy, Judge
of the Supreme Court of Georgia, was born in Macon, Ga., in
June, 1831.
After leaving college he established himself in the practice
of Law in his native town, where he edited the Macon Telegraph
and held the position of Probate Judge. In 1860, he
was a member of the Georgia Legislature He afterwards
held the post of a Major in the 6th Georgia Infantry, and
while acting as such in the battles near Richmond, in July,
1862, he was severely wounded. He died from the effect of
these injuries, Sept 18, 1862, at the age of 31.
He was married some years ago to Mrs. Caroline Walker,
who died about a year after their marriage, leaving no children.

* A contributor wrote and called to my attention the fact that Philemon's Uncle (who carried him from the battlefield ) was Phineas Lyman Tracy. Not of the same name. This may be so. I haven't done the research but do like to state sources whenever possible. I won't change the original post since it's from a published source but I don't want to delete the entire account either since it's so important in telling the history of this person's death and how he came to be buried in this cemetery.

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  • Created by: Donna Ruhland Bonning
  • Added: 30 May 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19636258
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Philemon Tracy (27 Jun 1831–17 Sep 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19636258, citing Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Donna Ruhland Bonning (contributor 46786861) .