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 Eli Long

Eli Long

Birth
Woodford County, Kentucky, USA
Death 5 Jan 1900 (aged 62)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section A, Division A, Row 4, Lot 96
Memorial ID 4262 · View Source
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Civil War Union Major General. Born in Woodford County, Kentucky, he graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute, appointed Lieutenant in the 1st US Cavalry in 1856 and served on the frontier. At the start of the Civil War, he organized the 4th Ohio Cavalry and was appointed Colonel. He saw action in the Tullahoma Campaign, Stones River, Chickamauga and meritorious services at Farmington Knoxville Tennessee, he was promoted Brigadier General in 1865. As a brigade commander of Cavalry in General James H. Wilson's division, he served with distinction in engagements through Tennessee and Alabama. For his services during the war, he retired with the full rank of Major General in August ,1867.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Jan 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4262
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eli Long (16 Jun 1837–5 Jan 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4262, citing Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .