Waterford in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Col. Strong Vincent
(1837 - 1863)
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. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1753.
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 (within 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. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 20, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 3. submitted on September 24, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.