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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: October 9, 2010
Caption: Grave of Civil War General Alfred T. A. Torbert , USA, as mentioned
Additional Description: Alfred Torbert drowned off Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the sinking of the S.S. Vera Cruz on August 29, 1880. Eyewitness accounts claimed he swam for over 20 hours. He died on the shore shortly thereafter. His body was recovered August 31, 1880, and he is buried in the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Milford, Delaware.
Submitted: October 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p132116
File Size: 6.399 Megabytes
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