George Crockett Strong

from The N.Y. Times, July 31, 1863, p. 1:

OBITUARY

Death of Gen. Strong. Brig.-Gen. GEORGE C. STRONG died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, at the residence of his father-in- law, Mr. W.A. BUDD, in this City. He reached here last Sunday, on the Arago, from Morris Island, having been shockingly wounded at the assault on Fort Wagner, on the 18th inst., by a shell striking him in the thigh. Gen. STRONG was born at Stockbridge, Vermont, and at an early age, his father dying, was adopted by his uncle, A.S. STRONG, of Easthampton, Massachu- setts. Evincing a taste for military pursuits, he was educated with a view to entering West Point, and joined that institution in 1857. He graduated with honor, and was subsequently placed in charge of im- portant positions, at the outbreak of the rebellion being in command at the Watervliet Arsenal. Making urgent request to be placed on active duty and given a position on Gen. McDOWELL's staff, he distinguished himself at the battle of Bull Run, sub- sequently he was with Gen. McCLELLAN, and then as Assistant Adjutant-General, was with Gen. BUTLER at New-Orleans. In this Department, on several oc- casions, he distinguished himself particularly on the expedition sent up the Yangipaho River. At the time he received his wound he was gallantly leading an assault upon Fort Wagner. Gen. STRONG was a man of intense earnestness of character, of fine intelligence and generous instincts. He was devoted to and accomplished in his profes- sion, and in his death at the early age of 31 years, is lost a brave and valued officer. His funeral takes place to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, from No. 62 East Nineteenth-street. The following is the notice: The funeral of the late Brig.-Gen. G.C. STRONG (Cap- tain of Ordnance,) who died at 3 A.M. to-day, of wounds received at the recent attack on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, will take place on Saturday next, to-morrow,) at 10 o'clock A.M. Officers of the army and navy, and friends of the family, are invited to attend. Pall-bearers will meet at No. 62 East Nineteenth-street. The procession will be formed at the church corner of Twenty-second-street and Fourth-avenue.


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