★  Long, Eli

Eli Long

Born: June 16, 1837
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Birthplace: Woodford County, Kentucky

Father: Eli Long 1800 –

Mother: Margaret K. Agun 1803 –

Wife: Jane Isabella Lane 1848 – 1922
(Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, New Jersey)​

Children:

Margaret J. Long 1869 – 1950​
(Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, New Jersey)​
Percy C. Long 1875 – 1954​
(Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, New Jersey)​
Dr. Eli Long 1877 – 1948​
(Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, New Jersey)​
Laura G. Long 1877 – 1956​
(Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, New Jersey)​

Education:

1855: Graduated from Kentucky Military Institute​

Occupation before War:

1856 – 1861: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​
Served in Frontier Outposts and battling hostile Indians​
1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​
1861 – 1866: Captain, United States Army, 4th Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Wounded in the left shoulder at Battle of Stones River​
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 4th Ohio Cavalry Regiment​
1863: Served in the Tullahoma Campaign in Tennessee​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chickamuga, Georgia​
1863: Wounded in left side at Battle of Farmington, Tennessee​
1864: Suffered a head wound at the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia​
1864: Wounded in right arm and right thigh Battle of Lovejoy’s Station​
1864: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Farmington, Tennessee​
1864: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Fort Sanders, Tennessee​
1864 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1865: Wounded in the head during Battle of Selma, Alabama​
1866: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th

Occupation after War:

1866: Brevetted Major General in United States Army​
1866 – 1867: U.S. Army Commander, District of New Jersey​
1867: Retired from United States Army as Major General​
Attorney and Borough Recorder in Plainfield, New Jersey​

Died: January 5, 1903

Place of Death: Plainfield, New Jersey

Cause of Death: Enlarged prostate gland and endarteritis

Age at time of Death: 65 years old

Burial Place: Hillside Cemetery, Plainfield, New Jersey
 
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Cavalier

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Six times wounded, partially paralized. Seems like a pretty tough nut. Happy birthday General!

John
 

Polloco

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What I was saying before my tablet crashed (screen froze) on me was that his rank of major general was demoted to brigadier in 1875 due to some law.I did not get to finish my reply.
 
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