Samuel D. Long

Company C 22nd Infantry

DOD 01/15/1900

 

 

Samuel D. Long was born in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 1851.
(The Register of Enlistments gave his birth year as 1858.)

He served in the 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry which was mustererd into service in May 1898.
Long was assigned to Company G and was discharged on December 19, 1898 when the Regiment
was mustered out of service. The 1st Delaware V.I. spent its service in the Continental United States
during the War with Spain.

Long enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on January 5, 1899
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 inches tall, had
dark brown hair, blue eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Soldier.

He was married in 1872 and in 1884 his wife died.

Private Long died of dysentery at San Jose, Philippines, on January 1, 1900.

In the 1904 Regimental history his middle initial was listed as "V".

 

Below is his listing in a report of deaths in Company C in the Philippines,
prepared by the Company Commander, Captain Henry G. Lyon:

 

 

Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway

 

 

Samuel D. Long was buried in the military cemetery at San Jose, on the island of Luzon, Philippines in Grave #8.
His remains were returned to San Francisco, California aboard the transport Logan on March 29, 1901. His body
was shipped to Mrs. Charlotte Long in Chester, Pennsylvania where he was re-interred.

 

Burial:
Chester Rural Cemetery
Chester
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec I Lot 73 Grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 39.85989, -75.36729

 

The monument for the Long and Lodge families - Samuel D. Long is on the right

Photo by Bill Bloom from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

     

Left and above:
The inscription for Samuel D. Long
and his wife Rachel.

The inscription for Samuel reads:

SAMUEL D. LONG
Co.C 22nd Reg U.S.R.I.
1851--1900
DIED AT SAN JOSE
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

Photo by Bill Bloom from the Find A Grave website

 

(Note: In the inscription for Samuel , the U.S.R.I. refers to United States Regular Infantry)

 

 

 

The headstone for Samuel D. Long and his wife Rachel D. Long

Photo by Bill Bloom from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

The Long and Lodge family plot, section I lot 73.

Photo by Bill Bloom from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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