Strong Vincent's Sword
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/30/2010
At the Battle of Gettysburg, the Union saw the value of securing a rocky outcropping called Little Round Top. Strong Vincent seized the opportunity, taking the boulder and yelling to his men, “Don’t give an inch.” As he uttered the words a bullet tore through his thigh and lodged in his body. The line held, but Vincent was mortally wounded.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)