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Civil War Soldiers - Strong

Strong, George C., major-general, U.S. Army, was born in Stockbridge, Vt., in 1833. His father died when he was but eight years of age and he was adopted in the family of his uncle, A. S. Strong, of Easthampton, Mass., under whose care he imbibed his first desire for 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 graduating he had charge of the Bridesburg arsenal, was thence transferred to Fortress Monroe and thence to Mount Vernon, Ala. He subsequently had charge of the Watervliet 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 that battle. He was next appointed on the staff of Gen. McClellan, but shortly afterward was detailed as ordnance officer by Gen. Butler to the Department of the Gulf. He distinguished himself at Biloxi and in the perilous adventure up the Tangipahoa river. He was a brave and skillful officer, honored and trusted by the men under his command. At the assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston harbor, he commanded the assaulting column and led it with the judgment and courage of a veteran, but he received a mortal wound, from which he died in New York city on July 30, 1863. His commission as major-general dated from July 18, 1863, the day he was wounded at Fort Wagner.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

Strong, William K., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in the state of New York and there achieved considerable prominence in civil life prior to the breaking out of the Civil war. When hostilities began he took an active part in the support of the Federal government and on Sept. 28, 1861, was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers. He accepted the position and served faithfully until Oct. 20, 1863, when he resigned from the service and retired to private life. Gen. Strong died on March 15, 1868.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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