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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 Antietam

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

On the 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 rest 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 & notes

Service summary from Heitman1. His picture from a June 1862 James F. Gibson photograph, now at the Library of Congress.


1842; Cadiz, OH


12/09/1882 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]