Armistead Lindsay Long

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Armistead Lindsay Long 1825-1891) was a Brigadier General for the Confederacy during the Civil War. He is buried in Charlottesville's 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.

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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