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Confederate (CSV)


James Alfred Long

(1827 - 1879)

Home State: Georgia

Education: Jefferson Medical College

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a wealthy physician (and farmer?) at La Grange in Troup County, GA. He was elected Captain of Company K, 13th Georgia Infantry on its organization on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA. He was acting Surgeon of the regiment in April and May 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Regiment as senior officer present for duty on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg until he was seriously wounded there.

The rest of the War

He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 18 October then was furloughed home to recover from December 1862 to at least April 1863. He was promoted to Major in March 1863 (to date from 13 December 1862). He was elected to the Georgia state legislature in November 1863 and resigned his commission due to disability from his Sharpsburg wound on 1 March 1864. He was a State Representative for Troup County to 1865.

After the War

By December 1865 he was again a practicing physician in La Grange, GA. He moved to Sherman County, TX in 1877.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. His command role at Sharpsburg from Carman.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sallie Curtis Griggs (1835-1901) in September 1851 and they had 8 children.


10/26/1827; La Grange, GA


08/26/1879; Sherman County, TX; burial in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, TX


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 27655]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27656]

3   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. 2, pg. 554, note 114  [AotW citation 27657]