Civil War General, Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, is born in Georgetown, Delaware, on July 1, 1833 to Jonathan and Catherine Milby Torbert. He began an Army career, graduating from West Point in 1855 and then being assigned to frontier duty out west. When the Civil War broke out, Torbert was offered commissions in both the … More This Month in Delaware…
During this week 100 years ago , a major battle took place in Romania: the Battle of Marasti, with Russian and Romanian armies joining forces to attack the German 9th Army. The result was a much needed victory for the Romanian army which fought with tactical brilliance and tenacity. In Russia, Alexander Kerensky replaces Georgy … More World War I, 100 years ago this Week
The Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Henry V” is taking place at Rockwood Park and Mansion through July 30th. Today we present excerpts from “Romantic Rockwood”, a book by Gilbert T. Vincent in the DHS collection about this beautiful Rural Gothic Villa in New Castle County near Shellpot Creek at Shipley Road and Washington Street … More Rockwood Museum
Along with headlines and stories from the Sunday Star newspaper from 100 years ago this week, we present the WWI service records of Delawareans Sgt. John Gill, African American Milbourn Francis Gale and Charles Gilbert.
Our featured book this week is about one of Delaware’s popular beach communities along the bay and river Delaware.
We present the service records of Delaware WWI Soldiers James Harlan Gause (pictured), Edgar Robert Goldsborough and Thomas Windal Eaton today. During the week leading to July 10th, 1917, Germany bombards London from the air killing or wounding nearly 200 Londoners and the final initiative of the Russian army begins: The Kerensky Offensive, which eventually … More Remembering the First World War
Nestled on the Delaware River just north of the gateway to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is the placid town of Delaware City. Our featured yearbook is from the town’s high school, Gunning Bedford Jr. High School in 1965. This item, as with a previously highlighted “Gunner” was formerly owned by a student of the … More “The Gunner”, 1965