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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born Vt.)

George C. Strong

(Ap'd Mas.)


George Crockett Strong: Born Oct. 16, 1832.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Ordnance, July 1, 1857.

Served: as Assistant at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., 1857‑58, — and at Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., 1858; in command of Mount Vernon Arsenal, Ala.,

(Second Lieut., Ordnance, July 31, 1859)

1858‑59; and as Assistant at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1859‑61.

First Lieut., Ordnance, Jan. 25, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in temporary command of Watervliet Arsenal, May to July, 1861; as Ordnance Officer on the Staff of Brigadier-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McDowell, July 11‑27, 1861, in the Manassas Campaign, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; as Asst. Ordnance Officer on the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McClellan, at Washington, D. C., July 27 to Sep. 25, 1861, — and on the Staff of Major-General Butler, Sep. 25, 1861, to Mar. 20, 1862, being engaged in

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 1, 1861)

the Organization of the Expedition to New Orleans, La.; as Chief of Staff and of Ordnance to Major-General Butler commanding Department of the Gulf, May 20 to Dec. 16, 1862, being engaged on an Expedition  p678 from Ship Island to Biloxi, Mis. (in command), Apr., 1862, — Capture of New Orleans, La., May 1, 1862, — on sick leave of absence, June to Sep., 1862, — and in command of Expedition to Ponchatoula, the headquarters of General Jeff. Thompson, Sep. 13‑23, 1862, destroying a large train and

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862)

inflicting much other damage on the enemy; at New York city (sick), attached to the Staff of General Butler, Dec., 1862, to June, 1863; in

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

command of Brigade, June‑July, 1863, in Operations against Charleston, S. C., comprising the Descent upon Morris Island, July 10, — Siege of Ft. Wagner, July 10‑18, — and Assault of Ft. Wagner, July 18, 1863,

(Major‑General, U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1863)

where, while leading and inspiriting the stormers, he was Mortally Wounded.

Died of Wounds, July 30, 1863, at New York city: Aged 30.1

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

The Author's Note:

1 Ft. DeKalb, one of the Potomac River defenses, was changed in name, Nov. 4, 1863, to Ft. Strong, in memory of him.

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