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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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Le Boeuf Memorial (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
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); Site of Fort Le Boeuf (within shouting distance of this marker); Presque Isle Portage (approx. 3.2 miles away); French Creek (approx. 4 miles away). 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.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 947 times since then and 35 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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