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Archibald Gracie Camp #985
New York, N.Y.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
Gen. Archibald Gracie III

On December 2, 1864, one day after his thirty-second birthday, Confederate General Archibald Gracie was killed by a Union shell in Petersburg, Virginia.

In Alabama, where Gen. Gracie had lived since 1856, and whose cause in the War Between the States he had adopted passionately as his own, word of his death was greeted with great sadness, inspiring a doctor by the name of Francis O. Ticknor to pen a poem in eulogy – Gracie, of Alabama.

A unique honor for a unique Confederate.

For Gen. Gracie had not been born in Alabama, nor anywhere else in what would become for five bloody years The Confederate States of America. He was born in New York City, in the ancestral home that has since become the official residence of New York City’s mayors, to a prominent family.

After graduating from Westpoint, Gen. Gracie served two years in the United States Army. He then relocated to Mobile, Alabama, where he became a successful banker and joined the Militia, attaining the rank of Commander in the Washington Light Artillery.

At the War’s end, Gen. Gracie’s remains were returned to New York, and buried in the Bronx’s Woodlawn Cemetery.



Archibald Gracie Camp #985
New York, N.Y.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
PGMcCullough@scv.nyc
1-800-MY-DIXIE (1-800-693-4943)