LONG, J. P. (1836~1917) J. P. Long, Confederate veteran, was born in Tennessee in 1836. During the Civil War, Long enlisted in the Confederate Army and was mustered into Company D of the 11th Tennessee Infantry. Company D, or the Hermitage Guards, was comprised of men from Davidson County.
During the War, the 11th Tennessee participated in 14 different engagements, including: Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Franklin and Bentonville. At the end of the War, on April 26, 1865, the Army of Tennessee, along with the 11th Tennessee Infantry, surrendered. The men were paroled on May 2, 1865.
Long, a black smith, moved to Texas in 1872, and settled in San Antonio. On November 9, 1911, after his wife had passed away and complaining of spinal trouble, he moved into the Confederate Men?s Home in Austin.
While living at the Home, Long was moved to the Austin Lunatic Asylum, now called the Austin State Hospital, but returned to the Home on August 17, 1917. He died later that next month on September 30, 1917, and was buried the next day in the Texas State Cemetery.
Though he was married, there was no mention of any children, but a Mrs. Jennie B. Mott of San Antonio was listed as a correspondent while he was living in the Home and the Asylum.
Information taken from the 11th Tennessee Infantry website at http://www.11thtennessee.org/; Confederate Home Roster; Records, Austin State Hospital, Austin, Texas; and Death Certificate # 26344.