George Crockett Strong
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Born: October 16, 1832(1832-10-16)
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Died: July 30, 1863 (aged 30)
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Rank: Major General
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George Crockett Strong (October 16, 1832 – July 30, 1863) was a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War.

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Strong was born in Stockbridge, Vermont, and attended Williston Seminary but left after 1851. He then graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1857. He served as an ordnance officer with the rank of lieutenant on the staff of General McDowell at the First Battle of Bull Run. He later served on the staffs of Generals George B. McClellan and Benjamin Butler.

Strong commanded an expedition sent from Ship Island against Biloxi, Mississippi, in April 1862, and another sent against Ponchatoula, and was commissioned brigadier general of volunteers in November 1862. He was wounded on July 18, 1863, while leading the assault against Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina, and died of tetanus in New York City. He posthumously received a commission as major general, dated from the day of the battle. Strong is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, and they have a monument to his memory[1].

He was portrayed by Jay O. Sanders in the film Glory (1989).

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  1. Jeffrey I. Richman, Green-Wood Cemetery Historian and Director of the Civil War Project..
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