Charles H. Long(c. 1833 - )
Home State: New Hampshire
Command Billet: Commanding Company
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enrolled as Captain, Company G, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 12 October 1861 at age 28.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He and Captain Cross (Co. K) took their Companies across the Middle Bridge on 16 September on a mission to destroy the mill dam downstream and lower the level of Antietam Creek. They were unsuccessful due to a lack of tools. Captain Long was wounded in action the next day at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
He resigned his commission on 6 November 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Child1 with details from Carman2. He also had service in the 17th NH Infantry and 1st Company, NH Heavy Artillery.
|Place of Birth: Claremont, NH |
1 Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Part II, pg. 114 [AotW citation 10174]
2 Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 2 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-12, Vol. II, pg. 24 [AotW citation 10175]
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