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Moses Friend LONG

Moses Friend LONG[1]

Male 1836 - 1862  (26 years)

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  • Name Moses Friend LONG 
    Born 19 Jul 1836  Blue Hill, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death Mortally wounded - Battle of Fredericksburg 
    Census 1850  Blue Hill, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Civil War
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    Military Civil War - 4th ME Inf, Co H: 1st Sgt  [3
    Died 18 Dec 1862  Fredericksburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • On November 14, Burnside, now in command of the Army of the Potomac, sent a corps to occupy the vicinity of Falmouth near Fredericksburg. The rest of the army soon followed. Lee reacted by entrenching his army on the heights behind the town. On December 11, Union engineers laid five pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock under fire. On the 12th, the Federal army crossed over, and on December 13, Burnside mounted a series of futile frontal assaults on Prospect Hill and Marye’s Heights that resulted in staggering casualties. Meade’s division, on the Union left flank, briefly penetrated Jackson’s line but was driven back by a counterattack. Union generals C. Feger Jackson and George Bayard, and Confederate generals Thomas R.R. Cobb and Maxey Gregg were killed. On December 15, Burnside called off the offensive and recrossed the river, ending the campaign. Burnside initiated a new offensive in January 1863, which quickly bogged down in the winter mud. The abortive “Mud March” and other failures led to Burnside’s replacement by Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker in January 1863. (National Park Service)

      Note: The Union troops were defeated so badly they were not able to go back to the battlefield to collect the dead. Moses is probably buried at the National Cemetery in Fredericksburg in an unmarked grave. Over 80% of the Union soldiers who died were unidentified.
    Person ID I6872  main
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2010 

    Father Joel LONG,   b. 21 Oct 1808, Blue Hill, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1875, Blue Hill, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Abigail FRIEND,   b. 13 Oct 1807, Sedgwick, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 May 1834  Blue Hill, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2403  Group Sheet