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Federal (USV)


Tracy Patch Cheever

(1824 - 1881)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: Brown University, Class of 1843

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a 38 year old lawyer in Chelsea when he enrolled in Company C, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered as Captain on 18 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by concussion of a shell in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital, Sharpsburg, MD. He was discharged for wounds on 23 July 1863.

After the War

By 1865 he was a lawyer in Boston. He served as a State Senator from the First Suffolk District in 1868.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Massachusetts.2 Details from family genealogists and Masonic Records. An 1868 photograph of him is in the Massachusetts State Archives. His journal covering 1851-55 is at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.


03/28/1824; Marblehead, MA


11/23/1881; North Easton, MA


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 160  [AotW citation 17327]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 660  [AotW citation 17328]