Age: 40, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 5th VT INF, dis/dsb 12/16/62; Co. D 57th MA INF
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Birth: 05/10/1816, Putney, VT
Burial: South Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French/June Dodge
Findagrave Memorial #: 42017537
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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South Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
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Source: Morrisville News and Citizen: MARCH 19, 1903
Thomas Long, who has for several years had his home with Mr. &. Mrs. Chas. Miner of Cadys Falls, died there Wednesday, March 11th, from the effects of a paralytic shock. Funeral services were held at the home on Friday at 9 A.M., Rev. Dr. Booth officiating. He was taken to Cambridge for burial. Mr. Long came to this country from England when a young man, to escape service in the British Army. This was not because he didn't love his country, nor because he lacked full spirit of patriotism, but because he did not like the way England, in that day, treated her soldiers.
Mr. Long did most excellent service for this country, serving nobly all through the Mexican War, and again through the late Rebellion. For this service he received a small pension only as a veteran of the Mexican War. He was 88 years old. No relatives, as far as we know, survive him. But he is remembered by all that knew him as a quiet, unassuming, kindly man.
Submitted by Deanna French.
NOTE: Vermont Civil War Roster states Thomas Long was discharged for a disability Dec. 16,1862