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sketch of William A Long
Posted by: bessie goldfarb (ID *****8648) Date: August 02, 2003 at 13:01:52
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Union county, Pa., is the birthplace of the subject of the this sketch, who was born May 8, 1839; his parents, are John and Mary A. (Oliver) Long, father deceased; at the age of 22 he enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, at Erie, Pa., as a private in Co. D, 145th Pa. Vol. Inf., 4th B., 1st D., 2nd A. C., and was an active participant with his command in the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg, Va.; being attacked with rheumatism he was cared for in hospital in December, 1862, at Washington, D. C., and at Philadelphia, Pa., six months; he was honorably discharged at Philadelphia, Pa., in June, 1863, on Surgeonsís certificate. Mr. Long was united in marriage in 1871, at French Creek, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., to Angeline A. Royce, born in Vermont in 1844; her parents, Nehemiah and Mary E. (Fuller) Royce, are yet living; the result of the marriage is one child, John N. The first wife of Mr. Long, Annie A. McEwen, bore him one child, S. Charles. Comrade Long was justice of the peace for eight years in French Creek, Chautauqua Co., N. Y.; he draws a small pension, is a hospital nurse, and his address, Soldiers and Sailor Home, Erie, Pa.

From Presidents, Soldiers, Statemen , Vol 2, H. H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1889

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