William Hale Long (1835-1890) was a Union officer during the American Civil War. Long was
born in New York City and at the age of fifteen went to sea for three years; upon his
return, Long worked in the hardware business with his father, Nathaniel R. Long. At the
outbreak of the war in 1861 he became Second Lieutenant of Company I, Thirty-Third New York
Infantry; Long was discharged in October 1862, to accept a promotion as Captain, surveyor,
and Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers; he continued to be promoted throughout the war
to Brevet-Colonel in April 1865. During the war he was Provost-Marshal under General Brooks
and aide-de-camp to General Davidson. Long was mustered out in September 1865, and he moved
to Boston, Massachusetts, to work for Jordan, Marsh and Co., a wholesale and retail firm. In
1870, Long married Carrie Mason, of Bangor, Maine, and they had one daughter, Winifred Long.
William H. Long died at his home in Chelsea, near Boston, in April 1890.
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