Armistead Lindsay Long

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Brigadier General Armistead Lindsay Long

Armistead Lindsay Long 1825-April 29, 1891) was a Brigadier General for the Confederacy during the Civil War and General Robert E. Lee’s Chief-of-staff at the time of the surrender. His 1886 book "Memoirs of Robert E. Lee" was a model of biographical history and military operations. Long died at Charlottesville and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery.

General Armistead Lindsay Long was a son of Colonel Armistead Lindsay Long, of Amherst County, Virginia. He graduated at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1850. From 1850 to 1861 he was an officer in the United States Army. When the war broke out he resigned his commission and offered his services to the Confederacy. He served as Major from 1861 to 1862, as Military Secretary to General Robert E. Lee from 1862 to 1863, and as Brigadier General from 1863 to the close of the war.

1850 graduate of the United States Military Academy; Confederate Brigadier General (C.S.A.) Army of Northern Virginia; Chief of Artillery (1861-1862) in the Southern Department; Aide-de‑Camp to General E. V. Sumner, whose daughter, Mary Heron Sumner, he married in St. Louis in 1860;

After the war General Long became blind, and to overcome the inactivity to which loss of sight subjected him, he sought occupation in writing a life of his beloved General, and in 1886 published his Memoirs of Robert E. Lee. The lengthy biographical compendium of the service of the Army of West Virginia was published in 1886. Long had written two other manuscripts: A reminiscence of his army life and a biographical contrast between Stonewall Jackson and "Old Hickory" (Andrew Jackson).

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