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General Alfred T.A. Torbert

 
 
General Alfred T.A. Torbert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 31, 2010
1. General Alfred T.A. Torbert Marker
Inscription. Born in Georgetown on July 1, 1833, Torbert attended local schools prior to his appointment to the West Point Class of 1855. After the outbreak of the Civil War he rose rapidly in rank, serving as a regimental and brigade commander of New Jersey troops, then as Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division of the Army of the Potomac, and finally as Commander of Cavalry, Army of the Shenandoah. He was breveted as Major-General for his meritorious service. In 1869 Torbert was appointed by President Grant as Minister to San Salvador. He later served as Consul to Cuba and France. A shipwreck off the coast of Florida led to his death in 1880.
 
Erected 1993 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number SC-96.)
 
Location. 38° 41.263′ N, 75° 23.189′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on West Pine Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 West Pine Street, Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wesley M.E. Chapel Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Judges (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Alfred Townsend Birthplace
General Alfred T.A. Torbert Marker, looking north along West Pine Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
2. General Alfred T.A. Torbert Marker, looking north along West Pine Street
(about 600 feet away); Georgetown Fire Company (about 700 feet away); The Brick Hotel (about 700 feet away); Old Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Sussex County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sussex County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Additional keywords. Georgetown, Civil War
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General Alfred T.A. Torbert Marker, looking south along West Pine Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
3. General Alfred T.A. Torbert Marker, looking south along West Pine Street
 
 
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