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Vermont-born Generals
Strong, George Crockett
George Crockett Strong was born October 16, 1832, i Stockbridge. He entered Norwich University with the Class of 1853, but left to attend West Point after two years, graduating from there in 1857. He was 1st Lieutenant, in the Ordnance Department, January 25, 1861; promoted to Captain, 1863, Major and Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers in 1861, Brigadier General of Volunteers, November 1862, Major General of Volunteers, July 1863. In 1861, he served on General McDowell's staff at First Bull Run, and later on McClellan's staff. In 1862, he was on General Benjamin Butler's staff during the New Orleans expedition, and led an expedition to Pnochatoula, Louisiana in November of that year. He commanded a brigade at Morris Island. he was mortally wounded at Fort Wagner, where he commanded the assaulting column, and died July 20/30?, 1863, in New York, City. He is buried in Greenwood cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

Sources: Revised Roster, p 682.