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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.


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