The Lion of Round Top

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

H. G. Myers

The true savior of Little Round Top at Gettysburg was a 26-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer, who paid with his life to defend that hill. This is the story of Strong Vincent.
Publication date:
July 2022
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Illustration :
10 illustrations
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ISBN : 9781636241111

Dimensions : 228 X 152 mm
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• First new biography of Strong Vincent in thirty years
• It challenges popular perceptions of the battle of Gettysburg, which date back to how survivors presented events
• Examines how Vincent came to be forgotten by history through the self-promotion of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

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.