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Waterford in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Col. Strong Vincent

(1837 - 1863)

 
 
Col. Strong Vincent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
1. Col. Strong Vincent Marker
Inscription.  Civil War hero was born at the NW corner of First & Cherry Streets. A major turning point in the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg resulted from his independent and decisive action on July 2 in detaching his brigade (including the 83rd Pa. Regiment) to occupy and defend Little Round Top. Mortally wounded while rallying his men, he died July 7, four days after he had been promoted to brigadier general for gallantry.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 56.438′ N, 79° 58.978′ W. Marker is in Waterford, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (U.S. 19) and East 1st Street, on the left when traveling south on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford PA 16441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eagle Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Le Boeuf Memorial
Col. Strong Vincent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
2. Col. Strong Vincent Marker
View looking north up US 19, of the historical marker in the foreground, with the downtown business district of Waterford in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sur La Rivière Aux Boeufs (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Le Boeuf (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Near This Site (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Le Boeuf (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Le Boeuf (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Strong Vincent - The Hero of the Battle of Little Round Top. This website is a small, biographical tribute to Strong Vincent. (Submitted on June 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Col. Strong Vincent (Erie). ExplorePAhistory is your gateway to Pennsylvania, past and present. (Submitted on June 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Strong Vincent at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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