G.A.R. Post: Oliver Morton Post #10 Snohomish, WA
122nd NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Mustered In: 8/28/62 Syracuse, N.Y.
Mustered Out: 6/23/65 Washington D.C.
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.
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)
Charles H. Enos was born 4/21/44 in Racine, WI. The names of his birth parents are not known. While his birth surname was Enos, according to a family-related source, young Charles was adopted into and raised by a branch of the family residing in New York State.
The 5’2”, darkly complexioned farmer was not long past his 18th birthday when he enlisted in the U.S.Army. Details of his “musician” status, i.e., drummer, fifer, bugler etc. are not available. Further, 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 6/18 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 he married Josephine Williams (b.4/24/48). The couple settled in New York State where three of their four children would be born. The Enos children were: Cary D. (9/29/74), Jesse (5/18/77- noted as deceased on document dated 3/22/15), Ada B. (7/12/79), and Archie W. (12/21/80).
By 1890 the Eno’s were residing in Rock Creek, MN. The family then migrated westward to Snohomish, WA. It was there; on 1/29/24 farmer Enos suffered two strokes and died. He was 80 years of age. Josephine lived until 10/10/27. At the time of her death she was receiving a widow’s pension of $30 per month.
Buried at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Snohomish
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