General Order No. 354. \ Washington, November 4, 1863
The name of the fort on the south side of the Potomac river, at present known
Fort " DeKalb," is hereby changed to Fort " Strong," after Major General George
Strong, U. S. Volunteers, who died at New York city, July 30, 1863, of wounds
received in an assault upon Fort Wagner, Charleston harbor, South Carolina.
By ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR : E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.
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