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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born Ill.)

John O. Long

(Ap'd at Large)


John Osmond Long: Born Nov. 1832.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1854.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., 1854‑55, — Ft. Leavenworth,

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Kan., 1855, — Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1855‑57, — Ft. Randall, Dak.,  p595 1857, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Randall, Dak., 1858‑59, —

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, Jan. 19, 1861)

Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1859‑60, — and Ft. Abercrombie, Dak., 1860‑61.

Resigned, May 2, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Barrack Master, Tampa, Fla., 1873‑75.

Died, Apr. 3, 1875, at Tampa, Fla.: Aged 42.

Burial: "Body lost or destroyed"

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. It must have been very low-key; the Southern Historical Society Papers merely records him in the Confederate Army, but gives neither his rank nor his assignment. If you can add to that, I'd be glad to hear from you, of course.

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