He was a gallant officer, beloved and respected by his command and by all who knew him. - James C. Rice, Vincent's successor to command of the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac
Overshadowed by other Union officers in the fight for Little Round Top, the youthful Colonel Strong Vincent actually may have done more to save the Union and help turn the tide of the battle of Gettysburg for the Union than did more popular Union heroes of that fight such as G.K. Warren or Joshua Chamberlain. Unlike Warren or Chamberlain, Vincent did not survive the fighting at Gettysburg; Vincent was mortally wounded defending his home state of Pennsylvania, crying to his men "Don't give an inch!" Such was the importance of Vincent's actions at Gettysburg that he was promoted to general on the battlefield.
This website is a small, biographical tribute to Strong Vincent.
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