Philemon Tracy

11 June 2020

Philemon Tracy was a lawyer in Macon and editor of the Georgia Telegraph before the war. As Major of the 6th Georgia Infantry he was briefly in command at Sharpsburg when Lieutenant Colonel Newton was killed early on 17 September, but was himself hit in the thigh, quickly bled-out on the field, and died.

His body was recovered by his uncle Judge Phineas Tracy of Batavia, NY, who passed him off as a Federal officer and got him buried in a cemetery in Batavia.

This photograph was in a Johnston family album discovered by the staff of the Johnston-Felton-Hay House in Macon, GA, and was published in the Macon Magazine online.

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