The Lion of Round Top

The Lion of Round Top

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The Lion of Round Top

The Life and Military Service of Brigadier General Strong Vincent in the American Civil War




Author:Hans G Myers
Language:English
Format:Hardback
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Pages:216
Photos:10 illustrations
Publisher:Casemate
ISBN:9781636241111
Item No. 9781636241111



Citizen-soldier Strong Vincent was many things: Harvard graduate, lawyer, political speaker, descendent of pilgrims and religious refugees, husband, father, brother. But his greatest contribution to history is as the savior of the Federal left on the second day at Gettysburg, when he and his men held Little Round Top against overwhelming Confederate numbers. Forgotten by history in favor of his subordinate, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Vincent has faded into relative obscurity in the decades since his death.This book restores Vincent to his rightful place among the heroes of the battle of Gettysburg: presenting his life story using new, never-before-published sources and archival material to bring the story of one of the most forgotten officers of the American Civil War back to the attention of readers and historians.