Monday, June 17, 2024

Today in
U.S. Civil War History

1837 - Union Colonel Strong Vincent was born in Waterford, Pennsylvania. He was mortally wounded at Little Round Top on July 2, 1863. He died from his wounds on July 7.

1861 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln witnessed Dr. Thaddeus Lowe demonstrate the use of a gas balloon.

U.S. Civil War Quote

"Look at Jackson's brigade! It stands there like a stone wall!"
- Confederate General Barnard E. Bee of South Carolina gave this description of Stonewall Jackson's brigade at First Manassas

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