Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Long was a private in Abraham Lincoln's company of the Fourth Regiment of Illinois Mounted Volunteers during the Black Hawk War. He remained in the company until discharged on May 27, 1832. He reenlisted on June 2 as a corporal in Charles R. Pierce's company, which was mustered out of service on June 22, 1832.
Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:178, 555-56.