Amasa Sawyer Tracy(1829 - 1908)
Home State: Vermont
Command Billet: Commanding Company
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Vermont Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A carpenter before the War, he enrolled as First Lieutenant, Company K, 2nd Vermont Infantry on 28 May 1861. He was promoted to Captain of Company H on 24 January 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action 3 May 1863 (Chancellorsville, VA). He was promoted to Major of the Regiment on 2 April 1864, and Lieutenant Colonel on 17 June 1864. He was wounded again on 19 October 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his role there. He was honored by brevet to Colonel on 2 April 1865 for gallantry at Petersburg, VA.
After the War:
He was a storekeeper, postmaster, and carriage manufacturer in Vermont. He also served as Collector of Customs.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from Peck1. His photograph from Hamersly2. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 03/16/1829 Place of Birth: Dover, Maine |
Death Date: 02/26/1908 Death Place: Middlebury, VT Burial Place: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
1 Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pp. 30, 63 [AotW citation 10154]
2 Hamersly, Lewis Randolph, Officers of the Volunteer Army and Navy who served in the Civil War, Philadelphia: Hamersly, L.R & Co., 1893, pg. 97 [AotW citation 10155]
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