INK ID WARTIME VIEW OF A MEMBER OF TURNER ASHBY’S CAVALRY - E. PENDLETON LONG

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Small, waist-up tintype of Long in a light-colored civilian suit wearing a dark slouch hat at a jaunty angle.

Clarity is good but the contrast is a bit on the dark side. Photo is held to a CDV sized mount by a paper frame on the front and a small piece of flowered wallpaper on the back. Image is identified in period ink at bottom with “PEN LONG.”  We have several images of Long and he had the bad habit of signing his name several ways, E. Pendleton Long, Edmund Pendleton, E. P. Long, Pen Long etc…

Reverse does not have a photographer’s imprint.

Image is from the collection of the late William A. Turner.

E. Pendleton Long was originally from Baltimore. He was the son of Ellis B. and Elizabeth W. Long.

It is known that he attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania but entrance applications for the US Military Academy at West Point show an E. Pendleton Long from Maryland applying in 1861, but no other information is given.

Long enlisted as a private in Company B, 13th Virginia Infantry on April 17, 1861. He was court martialed and fined a month’s pay in October. He was mustered out on the 17th day of January 1862.

Long next enlisted at Woodstock, Virginia on March 24, 1862 in Captain Turner Ashby’s Company A, 7th Virginia Cavalry.

Long’s name appears on a roster of prisoners of war dated September 11, 1862 but his place and date of capture is not given. He was paroled at Aiken’s Landing on September 27, 1862 and exchanged there the following November 10.

Records show that Long was wounded in one of the many small actions his unit took part in. This happened on November 1, 1863. He arrived at the hospital in Gordonsville, Virginia on November 3 and then, ten days later on the 13th he was transferred to the CS General Hospital at Charlottesville. From there he was given a 30 day furlough to commence on December 4, 1863 but he was back with his Company by December 31st.

The records relate that Long’s horse was killed at Ream’s Station on August 25, 1864 for which he was paid $1800 and there his record ends. No date of muster out or discharge or parole is given.

Nothing is known of his post-war other than that he died at “Redwood” near Culpepper, Virginia on July 21, 1889.  [ad] [ph:L]

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