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Charles Chaille-Long

Charles Chaille-Long, American soldier, diplomat. awarded gold medal by American Geog. Served all ranks to captain, 11th Maryland. Vols., 1862-1865; member Institut Égyptien. General assembly Maryland conferred by unanimous vote resolutions of thanks and gold medal for services to science and valiant conduct in Centrial Africa and Egypt, March 3, 1904.

Background

  • Chaille-Long, Charles was born on July 2, 1842 in Princess Anne, Somerset Company, Maryland, United States. Son of Littleton Long of Chaille and Anne Mitchell (Costen) Long.

  • Education

    • Educated Washington Academy, Maryland., 1860. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1880.

    Career

    • Served all ranks to captain, 11th Maryland. Vols., 1862-1865; appointed lieutenant colonel Egyptian army, 1869. Chief 1st, 2d and 3d sects. general staff, Egyptian army, 1869-1873.

      Chief staff to General Gordon, governor general Egyptian Soudan, 1874-1877. Executed treaty with King M’Tesa, annexing Uganda to Egypt, 1874. Discovered Lake Ibrahim, solving problem of Nile source, August, 1874.

      Wounded at M’Rossi, August 17, 1874. Cited in general orders Northern 18, decorated Cross Medjidieh, for expeditions Niam-Niam and East Coast Africa. Promoted colonel and bey, November 16, 1874.

      Retired August 31, 1877. Acting consul of the United States at Alexandria, when titular agents had abandoned consulate, June-August, 1882, making consulate refuge for all nationalities after bombardment. Decorated Cross Osmanieh.

      Secretary legation and consul general United States to Corea, 1887-1889. Secretary Universal Postal Congress, Washington, 1897. Secretary, August 1897, and charge d’ affaires, October 1897-September 1898, United States Special Commission to Paris Exposition, 1900.

      Chevalier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’ Honneur of France. Honorary member Institut Égyptien. General assembly Maryland conferred by unanimous vote resolutions of thanks and gold medal for services to science and valiant conduct in Centrial Africa and Egypt, March 3, 1904.

      Awarded gold medal by American Geography Society for final solution of Nile source problem, February 15, 1910.

    Membership

    Served all ranks to captain, 11th Maryland. Vols., 1862-1865; member Institut Égyptien. General assembly Maryland conferred by unanimous vote resolutions of thanks and gold medal for services to science and valiant conduct in Centrial Africa and Egypt, March 3, 1904.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Amêlie Hammond, July 16, 1890.
    • father: Littleton Long Chaille-Long
    • spouse: Marie Amêlie Hammond
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    Born July 2, 1842
    Died March 24, 1917
    (aged 74)
    Nationality

    Award