The monument to the 83rd Pennsylvania is south of Gettysburg on the south side of Little Round Top near Sykes Avenue. (39.789957 N, 77.236969 W; map) It was dedicated in 1899 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The 83rd Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Orpheus S. Woodward while its colonel, Strong Vincent, was in command of the brigade.
On July 2nd Vincent's brigade was intercepted by a staff officer desperately seeking men to cover the vital position of Little Round Top. On his own responsibility Vincent diverted the brigade to hold the hill. When part of the 16th Michigan began to fall back under heavy pressure Vincent mounted a boulder to rally them, shouting, "Don't give an inch!" The line held but Vincent fell, badly wounded. He was moved to a nearby farm where he died five days later.
Pennsylvania governing board rules prohibited placing the likeness of commanders on regimental monuments, so the statue atop the monument is not identified and, officially, could be any heroic officer of the regiment. But it looks very much like Strong Vincent.
The statue is not an entirely accurate representation of Vincent on Little Round Top. He was not holding a sword but a riding crop, a memento from his pregnant wife, who was an accomplished horsewoman. After his death she gave birth to a daughter who died within the year and is buried next to her father.
A marker commemorating Colonel VIncent is nearby at the location where he was mortally wounded.
From the front of the monument:
The Brigade was hurried to
Present at Gettysburg 308 officers and men.
83rd Penna Infantry
From the right side:
From the left side:
Fromt the rear:
Yorktown, Hanover Court House,
(above) Statue of Strong Vincent
from the 83rd Pennsylvania monument