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A.S. Tracy

A.S. Tracy

Federal (USV)


Amasa Sawyer Tracy

(1829 - 1908)

Home State: Vermont

Command Billet: Commanding Company

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in Maryland.

The rest 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 & notes

Service data from Peck1. His photograph from Hamersly2. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


03/16/1829; Dover, Maine


02/26/1908; Middlebury, VT; burial in 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]