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LONG, OSCAR

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Having been directed to order a troop of cavalry to advance, and finding both its officers killed, he voluntarily assumed command, and under a heavy fire from the Indians advanced the troop to its proper position.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (highest rank: Brigadier General Ret.) 5th U.S. Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Indian Campaigns 1877 Utica, Oneida County, New York

Citation

Having been directed to order a troop of cavalry to advance, and finding both its officers killed, he voluntarily assumed command, and under a heavy fire from the Indians advanced the troop to its proper position.