(1832 - 1915)
Home State: Florida
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Florida Infantry
In 1850 he was living in Columbus County, NC, and was in Orange County, FL by 1860. He mustered in to Company G, 8th Florida Infantry in 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
After the War
In 1872 he settled in the "Big Scrub", now part of the Ocala National Forest, and set up a homestead on Pat's Island, a high point there.
References & notes
Basic information from State of Florida1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. A story about his son Melvin adopting an orphan fawn on Pat's Island was the inspiration for the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, which is about Melvin and his parents. The path to the family homestead site and cemetery on the Yearling Trail.
01/15/1832; Pireway, NC
09/11/1915; Marion County, FL; burial in Long Family Cemetery, Ocala National Forest, FL