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Gen Strong Vincent
Birth: Jun. 17, 1837
Waterford (Erie County)
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was educated at Trinity College and Harvard. On graduation he pursued a career in law and was admitted to the Pennsylvania state bar. When the Civil War started in 1861 he volunteered for service and was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel in the 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. In June 1862 Colonel John W. McLane of the 83rd was killed at the Battle of Gaines Mill, and Vincent was promoted to fill the vacancy. When the Army of the Potomac was reorganized he was given command of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps and held that position as the Battle of Gettysburg started in July 1863. On July 2nd he and his men were given the task of holding Little Round Top. As the Confederates attacked, he rallied his men, holding a riders crop and shouting "don't give an inch." He was wounded and taken to a field hospital not far from the battlefield where he died a few days later. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General on July 3rd but it is not known if he heard of the promotion before he died. Two months after the General's death his wife gave birth to a baby girl, but sadly she died a year later and is buried next to her father. 
 
Burial:
Erie Cemetery
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 6
 
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Record added: Feb 15, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4548
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General, I know you were in a world of pain the last few days of your life. What a God awful wound it was. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 7, 2014
Rest in peace, General. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. On July 1, 2013, the 150th anniversary of your battle for freedom, I stood on Little Round Top and remembered what all of you did there. May God bless you for your gallant defense of our Un...(Read more)
- Sharon
 Added: May. 11, 2014
NO MORE YANKEES, NO MORE REBELS, JUST AMERICANS... R.I.P. SIR
- MIKE ROUW
 Added: Mar. 21, 2014
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