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A.O. Vincent
A.O. Vincent

Federal (USA)


Albert Oliver Vincent

(1842 - 1882)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Battery Officer
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 2nd United States Artillery, Batteries B and L


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company L, 2nd US Artillery 24 October 1861, and promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 11 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He probably commanded the Center Section of his Battery in Maryland, as he had earlier in 1862 on the Peninsula. He was mentioned by General Pleasonton in his after-action Report.

The remainder of the War:
He was noted as in action in command of the Battery after Gettysburg, at Funkstown on 9 July 1863.

He was appointed Major of the 4th Arkansas Cavalry in 23 April 1864, and mustered out of Volunteer service in November 1865.

After the War:
He continued in the Regular Army as First Lieutenant, 2nd Artillery until retiring in December 1870.

He was cited by Brevets for "gallant and meritorious service" at Antietam (Captain) and Gettysburg (Major), and in November 1865 for "faithful and meritorious service" in the War (Lt. Colonel).

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service summary from Heitman1. His picture from a June 1862 James F. Gibson photograph, now at the Library of Congress.

Place of Birth: Cadiz, OH    
Death Date: 12/09/1882    Death Place: St. Louis, MO    


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 987  [AotW citation 375]

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