MAJOR GENERAL ALFRED T. TORBERT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 348932
Sale Price $1,360.00
ALFRED T. TORBERT
Exceedingly rare carte-de-visite photo of Torbert in uniform by Mathew Brady!
Autograph Signed Photograph: "Yours truly/A. T. A. Torbert, Brig. Genl: Vols." 2½x4 carte-de-viste with backstamp of Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York & Washington. Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert (1833-1880), an 1855 graduate of West Point, was appointed a First Lieutenant in the Confederate States Army on March 16, 1861, just before the start of the American Civil War, but the Delaware native declined the appointment and remained a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. By August 1862, he was a Brigade Commander of the VI Corps of the Army of the Potomac, and Torbert was promoted to Brigadier General on November 29, 1862. On April 10, 1864, he was given command of the 1st Division of the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac. During Major General Philip Sheridan's Valley Campaigns (1864), Torbert commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of Shenandoah. He later commanded the Army of the Shenandoah from April 22, 1865-June 27, 1865. Following the Civil War, Torbert served in several diplomatic posts before drowning off the coast of Florida when the S.S. Vera Cruz sunk on August 29, 1880. Surface loss from mounting residue at left edge of image side. Corners lightly worn. Minor notch at top edge. Minor surface wear at edges on verso. Adhesive at right edge on verso. Fine condition. Accompanied by PSA/DNA LOA.
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