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Strong, George Crockett
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Stockbridge, VT
Unit(s): USA, USV
Service: USMA 57; 1LT Ordnance Department, USA, 1/25/61; CPT, 63, MAJ and Assistant Adjutant General, USV, 61; BGen USV, 11/62; M.G. USV, 7/63; served on the staff of Generals McDowell, McClellan and Butler; mwia, Fort Wagner, where he commanded the assaulting column [College: USMA 57]

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VITALS
Birth: 10/16/1832, Stockbridge, VT
Death: 07/30/1863

Burial: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Marker/Plot: 74-7204
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 3293
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
College?: USMA 57
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: See Green-Wood Cemetery, Civil War Biographies, off-site
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Obituary

The Caledonian, August 7, 1863

Brigadier General Geo. C. Strong, who was dangerously wounded during the assault on Fort Wagner, died at the residence of his father-in-law In new York City on Thursday morning. Gen. Strong was born in Stockbridge, Vermont. His father died when he was about eight years of age, and he was adopted in the family of his uncle, A.S. Strong of Easthampton, Massachusetts, under whose care he received his first lessons of military life. He entered West Point Academy in the class of 1857, and held the post of first captain of cadets for three years. After he was graduated he had charge of the Budesbury-Arsenal, was thence transferred to Fort Monroe, and thence to Mount Vernon, Alabama. After the defection of Major Mordecai he had charge of the Watervleit-Arsenal a short time; but on the breaking out of the war he applied for active service, and was placed on the staff of Gen. McDowell at the Battle of Bull Run, and was highly complimented for his efficiency in battle. He was next appointed on the staff of gen McClellan, but shortly after was detailed as ordnance officer by Gen. Butler to the department on the Gulf. He distinguished himself at Biloxi and in the perilous adventure up the Tarigipalio river. Gen Strong was a young man, but 31 years of age, at the time of his death. He was brave and skilled in his profession a thorough soldier, and a true gentleman. At the assault on Fort Wagoner, he commanded the assaulting column, and led it with distinguished bravery and skill. He was a favorite in the army, and honored and trusted by the men under his command. They were ready to follow his lead to "glory and the grave."

Courtesy of Deanna French.