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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr.

1833 – 1863

 
 
General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
1. General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Edward D. Tracy, Jr., was born in Macon, Georgia, on Nov. 5, 1833. His father served as Macon’s second Mayor (1826-1828), a Judge of Superior Court, and hosted General Lafayette during his visit to Macon in 1825. The younger Tracy graduated from the University of Georgia in 1851, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1853. He was a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church, and Macon Lodge No. 5, F.&A.M. In 1857, Tracy moved to Huntsville, Alabama. He was a Delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention, and an Alternate Elector for John C. Breckinridge in Alabama. In April, 1861, Tracy was commissioned a Captain in the 4th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. He fought in the battles of First Manassas, Farmington, Shiloh and Vicksburg. He was rapidly promoted and on recommendation of General E. Kirby Smith, Tracy was promoted from Lt. Colonel to Brig. General on August 16, 1862. On May 1, 1863, leading his brigade of Georgians and Alabamians, General Tracy was killed at Port Gibson, Mississippi. His body was returned to Macon and buried here. His brother, Major Philemon Tracy, Editor of the “Macon Telegraph,” was killed September
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3, 1862 at Sharpesburg, Maryland.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 011-20.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1861.
 
Location. 32° 50.995′ N, 83° 38.066′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Riverside Drive (U.S. 23) and Jones Street. The marker is located in Rose Hill Cemetery, in the rear section near the Ocmulgee River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1071 Riverside Drive, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alfred Holt Colquitt (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oak Ridge Cemetery (about 400 feet away); John Basil Lamar (about 500 feet away); Unknown, But Not Forgotten (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Oak Ridge Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oak Ridge Cemetery
General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
2. General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. Marker
General Tracy's gravesite in Rose Hill Cemetery
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Macon Defensive Fortifications (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial Day in Macon (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Also see . . .  Photo of General Tracy. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr.'s Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
3. General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr.'s Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,856 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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