Colonel Strong Vincent & Colonel Joshua Chamberlain at Little Round Top on July 2nd, 1863.
— July 2, 1863 - The Second Day —On the afternoon of July 2, 1863 Union General Gouverneur K. Warren found Little Round Top undefended. He quickly sent his staff to find troops to defend this vital position. General George Sykes, commanding the 5th Corps, agreed to send a brigade to occupy the hill. Sykes' orders were intercepted by Colonel Strong Vincent, commanding the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps. Without waiting for approval from his commanding officer, Vincent, "took the responsibility of taking my brigade there," to Little Round Top.
|Placed By||Gettysburg National Military Park|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 308506 N 4406921|
|Decimal Degrees||39.79071667, -77.23645000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 47.443', W 77° 14.187'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 47' 26.58" N, 77° 14' 11.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7413-7433 Trail to the Monuments of the 20th Maine, Gettysburg PA 17325, US|
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