The Battle of Gettysburg was a critical turning point in the American Civil War.
Strong Vincent's Sword
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
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.