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Long (William Hale) Civil War Maps
mssHM 44668-44682  
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A collection of 15 original manuscript maps drawn by Colonel William Hale Long during the American Civil War.
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.
3 Linear Feet (15 oversize folders)
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