01 July 2011

How Did a Confederate Soldier from Macon, Georgia End Up Buried in New York?

Photo by Donna Ruhland
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There was a great article in the most recent Sunday edition of The Telegraph (Macon, Georgia) about Philemon Tracy. Born in 1831 (the 180th anniversary of his birth was just a few days ago) to a highly regarded Macon family that included a former mayor, state legislator, judge, and Confederate general, Philemon was a major in the 6th Georgia Infantry during the Civil War. He lost his life at the Battle of Antietam, "the bloodiest one-day battle in American military history."

Instead of being brought home and buried in the family plot at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Philemon Tracy was ultimately laid to rest in Batavia Cemetery of Genesee County, New York. How did this come about? Read The Telegraph columnist Ed Grisamore's article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks.

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