General Alfred T.A. Torbert

General Alfred T.A. Torbert (HMQBV)

Location: Georgetown, DE 19947 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 41.263', W 75° 23.189'

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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.
Marker NumberSC-96
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDelaware State Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 4:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 466387 N 4282193
Decimal Degrees38.68771667, -75.38648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.263', W 75° 23.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 15.78" N, 75° 23' 11.34" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 W Pine St, Georgetown DE 19947, US
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