Monday, August 4, 2008
83rd PA. Monument on Little Round Top, Gettysburg
Spring blossoms surround the 83rd Pennsylvania monument on Little Round Top, site of fighting on the second day at Gettysburg. Col. Strong Vincent, formerly leader of the 83rd and, at Gettysburg, in charge of the brigade that contained the Erie, Pa. area unit, is memorialized on top of the monument. Vincent was killed early in the Confederate attacks against the men he brought to Little Round Top in a rush to defend the otherwise virtually empty hill.