Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Charles Enos

Charles E. Enos

Representing: Union
G.A.R. Post: Oliver Morton Post #10 Snohomish, WA


Unit History

  • 122nd New York Infantry D

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Charles Enos
Full Unit History

122nd NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Mustered In: 8/28/62 Syracuse, N.Y.
Mustered Out: 6/23/65 Washington D.C.

Regimental History

REGIMENTAL HISTORY:

A listing of engagements involving the 122nd, a three-year regiment, reads like a “Who’s Who” of Civil War battles in the “eastern theater.” Actions of note are Antietam, Fredricksburg, Marye’s Heights, Gettysburg, Mine Run, The wilderness, Spotsylvania, Washington D.C. (Early’s Raid), Charlestown, Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek, Petersburg, and Sailor’s Creek.

During its service the unit lost 6 officers and 86 enlisted me killed and/or wounded, plus 3 officers and 85 enlisted men by disease and other causes. Total: 180 men.

Soldier History

SOLDIER:
Residence: Onadaga Co. NY (est.)   Age: 18 yrs
Enlisted: 8/8/62 Syracuse, Onadaga Co. NY (est)   Rank: Pvt. (Musician)
Discharged: 6/23/65 Washington, D C.
Highest Rank: Pvt. (Musician)

Family History

PERSONAL/FAMILY HISTORY:

NOTE:
 The original birth – to – death biographical profile on Charles Enos was written during the early days of the Civil War Veterans Buried in Washington State project. As a result it was limited in both size and availability of research resources. The profile which follows was created in February, 2019. While it contains many more details than the original it still suffers from the depth of detail featured in more recent entries to this website which draw extensively upon documents found in the National Archives located in Washington, D.C.

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  Charles H. Enos was born 4/21/44 in either Milwaukee or Racine, WI. The names of his birth parents are not known. 


According to family lore, young Charles was “adopted” into and raised by a branch of the Enos family residing in New York.  This family was headed by Joseph (b. 11/13/14 Spafford Onondaga Co., NY) and  Hannah (nee Eggelston b. 4/17/17 or 18 Marcellus Onondaga Co., NY) Enos.

 

Within the Joseph Enos family Charles had one half-sister.  That sister was named Martha (b. 1841, NY)

  Charles, a 5’2”, darkly complexioned farmer, was not long past his 18th birthday when he enlisted in the U.S.Army. He was a  “musician” status, i.e., drummer, fifer, bugler, bandsman and a drummer in the Army.  

Despite the high incidence of combat experienced by his regiment, Pvt. Enos appears to have survived the war without illness or wounding. However, in later years he would apply for and receive a government pension based on his military service. As of June, 1918 his monthly stipend was $24 per month. After the war, former Union soldier Enos returned to Onadago Co., N.Y.

On 9/23/68 in Sandusky, OH Charles married Josephine Williams (b.4/24/48 OH). The union would produce five children, only four of whom are named within available documentation.

Charles and Josephine first  settled and, apparently, took up farming, in Spafford Onondaga Co., NY where three of their  named children would be born. The Enos children born in New York were: Cary D. (9/29/74 Onondaga Co. , NY), Jesse (5/18/77- noted as deceased on document dated 3/22/15), Ada B. (7/12/79 NY) and Archibald “Archie” W. (b. 12/21/80 NY).  

In 1875 and 1880 the Enos family was still  in Spafford Onondaga Co., NY. According to the 1880 census Joseph and Hannah Enos were living “next door” to them.
 

 As of 1890 the Eno’s were residing in Rock Creek Pine Co.,  MN. It was while in Minnesota in 1904 that Charles’ and Josephine’s final named child, Harrison C., was born.

 

By 1912 the Allen family had migrated westward to Everett Snohomish, Co., WA. Exactly when  the move was made is not known, but the “why” may have been the lure of fresh farmland because, as of 1920 Charles was farming in nearby Snohomish, Snohomish Co., WA.


It was in Snohomish on 1/29/24 farmer Enos suffered two strokes and died.  He was 80 years of age. Burial was/is in the Snohomish Grand Army Of The Republic (G.A.R.) Cemetery.

Josephine lived until 10/10/27. At the time of her death she was receiving a widow’s pension of $30 per month based on her late husband’s Civil War soldiering. She was/is buried next to Charles in the G.A.R. Cemetery.

Cemetery

Buried at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Snohomish
Row: 22
Site: 1

Adopt-a-Vet Sponsor

Mary Mahagan
Skaneateles, NY


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