Private Charles E. Long was born ca. 1844 in Florida.
In 1860, he was living at the residence of a Madame Elizabeth Gregory, along with her daughter Julia, and Cressy Shelfer, a young lady of 14 years.
Madame Gregory was a woman of no small means, owning real estate valued at $5,000 and a personal worth of $15,000; Julia was also well-to-do, with a personal worth of $10,000.
Charles’ profession was given as overseeing.
He enlisted in Captain Davidson’s Company on April 22nd, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida; he stated his age as “18”. He was present with the company from the date of enlistment until September 24th, 1862 when he was transferred to the regimental band.
He is last recorded as being in that service at the end of February, 1864; there are no further records of his service.
The date and place of his death, and place of interment are unknown.