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Samuel D. Rockenbach--1869-1952--Brigadier General, U.S. Army Cavalry Q-6-18 | Marker History

Samuel D. Rockenbach–1869-1952–Brigadier General, U.S. Army Cavalry Marker, Q-6-18

Nearby at 805 Madison Street is the birthplace of General Rockenbach, "Father of the U.S. Army Tank Corps." He began his education in Lynchburg schools and was an honor graduate of Virginia Military Institute in 1889. As first chief of the Army's tank corps in 1917, he pioneered training schools and field organization for tank warfare in World War I.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1978
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Lynchburg
Physical Description of Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504. Located on Court Street, less than 1/5 of a mile south of the junction of Court Street and 5th Street (Rt. 163). Marker is on the right when traveling south on Court Street.
GPS Location: 37.414578,-79.144912
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