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Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert

(1833–1880) Union army officer and diplomat. Born in Delaware, Torbert graduated from West Point in 1855 and went into the infantry. When the Civil War began he was ordered to ...

Torbert, Alfred Thomas Archimedes

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..., Alfred Thomas Archimedes ( 1833–1880 ) Union army officer and diplomat . Born in Delaware, Torbert graduated from West Point in 1855 and went into the infantry. When the Civil War began he was ordered to New Jersey to recruit volunteers, and was appointed colonel of the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. He commanded that unit during the Peninsular campaign in 1862 before getting a brigade in the VI Corps of the Army of the Potomac . He was promoted to brigadier general and fought in all the key eastern battles through Gettysburg ( 1863...

Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert

Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert  

(1833–1880) Union army officer and diplomat. Born in Delaware, Torbert graduated from West Point in 1855 and went into the infantry. When the Civil War began he was ordered to ...

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