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Tracy, Amasa Sawyer


Age: 32, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, 5/28/61 (5/28/61), pr CPT, Co. H, 1/24/62 (1/24/62), pr MAJ, 4/2/64 (4/21/64), pr LTC, 6/17/64 (6/20/64), pr COL, 6/7/65 (6/17/65), wdd, Marye's Heights, 5/3/63, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 7/15/65 as LTC; Bvt COL to date from 4/2/65, for gallant and meritorious service in the assault before Petersburg (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 03/16/1829, Dover, ME
Death: 02/26/1908

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 22697


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Sarah M., 3/19/1908, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Amasa Sawyer Tracy

Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Cedar Creek, VA, 19 Oct 1864.
Entered service at: Middlebury.
Born: 16 Mar 1829, Dover, Maine.
Died: 26 Feb 1908, Orleans.
Buried: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Date of Issue: 24 Jul 1892.
Citation: Took command of and led the brigade in the assault on the enemy's works.


VHS - 2nd Vermont Infantry Album (MSA595)


John Gibson Collection


Mike Serpa Collection


VI Corps Badges

John Gibson Collection


NARA File Number: T-444-VS-1864.


See: Hiram Carleton; Genealogical and Family History of Vermont, Volume 2 off-site p. 513


Middlebury, Mr. 1. - The funeral of Col. Amasa S. Tracy, whose body was brought here from North Troy, was held yesterday afternoon. The members of W. P. Russell post, G. A. R., met the body at the station and escorted it to the grave, where the Grand Army service was read and prayers were offered by Rev. George R. Stair. The bearers were members of the G. A. R. They were Edward Golette, Walter Rose, Charles Youtt, Edward Williamson, Walter Martin and William Cady. Among those present were ex-Gov. C. J. Ormsbee of Brandon.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, March 2, 1908.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.