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Confederate (CSV)


Gideon B. Long

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 33rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 19 year old farmer on his father's place at Alma in Page County, VA. He enlisted as 2nd Corporal of Company H, 33rd Virginia Infantry on 1 June 1861 at Luray, VA and was wounded at First Manassas on 21 July. He promoted to 2nd Sergeant on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was probably killed or mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, with no later record.

References & notes

His service from Reidenbaugh,1 via the Historical Data Systems database, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Details of likely death at Sharpsburg from a 21 September letter by Private John Hite of his Company. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


1841; Page County, VA


09/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Reidenbaugh, Lowell, 33rd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard. Inc, 1987  [AotW citation 28307]

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 28308]