b. 16/06/1852 Utica, New York. d. 23/12/1928 Piedmont, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/09/1877 Bear Paw Mountain, Montana.
Long was born in Utica, New York in 1852. He received an appointment to West Point, graduating in 1876. He served most of his Army career in the American West. During the campaign against Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce in the fall of 1877, Long was one of nine men who received the Medal of Honor for valor at the Battle of Bear Paw Mountain.
After retiring as a Brigadier General in 1904, Long moved to Oakland, California and became a businessman. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He has a collection of papers on file at the University of California, Berkeley.
Having been directed to order a troop of cavalry to advance, and finding both its officers killed, he voluntarily assumed command, and under a heavy fire from the Indians advanced the troop to its proper position.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.
Plot 9, Lot 112
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