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About Oscar Fitzalan Long
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Oscar Fitzalan Long, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 September 1877, while serving with 5th U.S. Infantry, in action at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana. Having been directed to order a troop of cavalry to advance, and finding both its officers killed, Second Lieutenant Long voluntarily assumed command, and under a heavy fire from the Indians advanced the troop to its proper position.
General Orders: Date of Issue: March 22, 1895
Action Date: September 30, 1877
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Division: 5th U.S. Infantry