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Federal (USV)


Charles H. Long

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: New Hampshire

Command Billet: Commanding Company

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled as Captain, Company G, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 12 October 1861 at age 28.

On the 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 rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 6 November 1862.

References & 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.


c. 1833; 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, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. II, pg. 24  [AotW citation 10175]