BG Edward D. Tracy


Tracy was born in Macon, Georgia on November 5, 1833.   Prior to the war, he was a lawyer. He moved to Huntsville, Alabama in the late 1850s.  At the start of the Civil War, he was a captain for a company in the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment.   The regiment fought at the First Battle of Bull Run.   On October 12, 1861, Tracy was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment and was transferred to the Western Theater.   He had a horse killed under him at the Battle of Shiloh.   He was commissioned as a brigadier general on August 16, 1862.  Tracy was killed at the Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi on May 1, 1863. He has a monument at VicksburgHe was buried in Rose Hill Cemetry at Macon, Georgia.