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The Lion of Round Top (Hardback)

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

Military > By Century > 19th Century Military > Pre-WWI > American History > American Civil War

By H. G. Myers
Imprint: Casemate Publishers
Pages: 216
Illustrations: 10 illustrations
ISBN: 9781636241111
Published: 15th July 2022



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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 saviour 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 favour of his subordinate, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Vincent faded into relative obscurity in the decades following 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.

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About H. G. Myers

Hans G. Myers is an historian from Erie, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania and the University of Indianapolis, Myers served as the inaugural Gerald and Marjorie Morgan Graduate Student Assistant in History at the University of Indianapolis. He studies social and military history in the nineteenth-century United States. This is his first book.

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