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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1824

Vol. I

(Born N. H.)

George W. Long

(Ap'd N. H.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1820, to July 1, 1824, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1824.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1824.

Served: on Topographical duty, July 14, 1824, to Mar. 17, 1825; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1825‑27, being the Instructor of Mathematics, Dec. 22, 1825, to Nov. 13, 1826, — Ft. St. Philip, La., 1827, — Bay of St. Louis, Mis., 1827, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1827, — and West Point, N. Y., 1827‑28; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 31,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Feb. 2, 1832)

1828, to Feb. 1, 1829; and on Engineer duty, Nov. 21, 1829, to Feb. 21, 1835.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1835.

Civil History. — Chief Engineer of Louisiana, 1835‑38, — and of Alton and Mount Carmel Railroad, Ill., 1839‑41. Superintendent, in the service of the United States, of the construction of Marine Hospitals, at Natchez, Mis., and Paducah, Ky., 1849‑51, — and of improvement of Illinois River, 1852‑56. Farmer (Fruit and Vineyard Culture) near Alton, Ill., 1838‑80.

Died, July 7, 1880, near Alton, Ill.: Aged 80.

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