|This is what is transcribed on General George Sigourney Acker's tombstone:|
Captain First Cavalry Aug. 22nd, 1861
Colonel Ninth Cavalry Nov. 30th, 1863
Brevetted Brigadeer General Volunteers March 13th, 1865
Died September 6th, 1879
In the 44th year of his age.
Promoted for gallant and soldierly conduct under all circumstances during the East Tennessee and Atlanta campaigns. Especially at Morristown East Tennessee in December 1863 and at Bean's Station and for conspicuous gallantry at Cynthiana in June 1864.