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LONG, Armistead Lindsay, soldier, born in Campbell county, Virginia, 3 September, 1827. He was graduated at the United States military academy, 1 July, 1850, assigned to the 2d artillery, and promoted 1st lieutenant, 1 July, 1854. He resigned, 10 June, 1861, and the following month was appointed major in the Confederate army. He was promoted colonel and military secretary to General Robert E. Lee in April, 1862, and brigadier-general of artillery in September, 1863, taking part in all of General Lee's campaigns. General Long is the author of "Memoirs of General Robert E. Lee" (New York, 1886).
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