|Birth||Jan. 24, 1844|
|Death||Nov. 16, 1915|
|Post||Mercer (Sound Bend)|
|Unit||98th New York Infantry, Company E|
Private Samuel Long
Company E, 98th New York Infantry
Long was born in New York State on January 24, 1844. He enlisted in the regiment on March 15, 1864. He was mustered on March 20, 1864 and served about 17 months. Long was mustered out on August 31, 1865 at Richmond, Virginia.
Long joined the regiment in 1864 and was involved in several major battles. Two of these encounters were very costly. During the Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864) the regiment lost 14 men and 100 were wounded. From June 15, 1864 to August 26, 1864 the regiment lost 10 soldiers, 34 were wounded, and 20 were captured during the Siege of Petersburg (VA).
Long died on November 16, 1915 at the age of 71 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. He was the last known member of the Mercer Post (#145) of the Grand Army of the Republic in South Bend, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.