Born: 05 oct 1844, Rochester New York
Married 08 Dec 1869 , Genesee, Michigan need to verify whether 1869 or 1870, to Martha E Gay
Died: 1917, East St. Flint Michigan Genesee County
Occupation: Ownere of Livery Stable in Flint (also see below)
05 Oct 1844 - 1917 Buried Avondale Cemetery Flint Mi Genesse County
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Enos Proprietor of the Livery and Feed Stable it was 48ft by 128ft Square equisetum
At 13 Went to Livingston county New York
Was a railroad break man on run to Louisiana until the civil war broke out
Joining the Company K 8th New York Calvary.
Fought under Sheridan and Custer
Wounded at Gettysburg sent to Chestnut St hospital in Little York Pen then transferred to Patterson park hospital in Baltimore.
Joined back with his Unit at Stevens burg Va.
Was a prisoner at Winchester for one night and escaped.
Had horse shot out from under him continued on helping to win the contest that resulted in Lee's surrender.
After the War
Mustered out in 1865 went back to New York Then came to Flint in July 1866
Took proprietorship for the Flint old City Hotel
Then moved to Clio kept Hotel there then moved back to flint.
Was in Business with James McDermott They owned the Livery that was located On the site of the Ford Garage and later became the site of the Flint Journal
UNION NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS
8th Regiment, New York Cavalry
Organized at Rochester, N. Y., and mustered in November 23, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., November 28-30, 1861. Attached to Cavalry Brigade. Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Cavalry Brigade. Banks' 5th Corps, to April, 1862. Hatch's Cavalry Brigade. Department of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. Railroad Brigade, 8th Corps. Middle Department, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade. Pleasanton's Cavalry Division. Army of the Potomac. to November, 1862. 1st Cavalry Brigade, Right Grand Division, Army of the Potomac. to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah. Middle Military Division, to June, 1865.
Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862, and at various points in Maryland by detachments, till May. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May 15-June 17. Berryville May 24. Retreat to Williamsport May 24-25. Battle of Winchester May 25. Stevenson's Station May 25. Harper's Ferry May 28-30. Near Charlestown September 4. Summit Point September 3. Siege of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Near Williamsport and Greencastle September 15. Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Near Shephardstown September 20. Snlcker's Gap Oetober 27. Philomont November 1-2. Union and Bloomfield November 2-3. Barbee's Cross Roads, Chester Gap and Markham November 5-6. Waterloo Bridge November 7. Corbin's Cross Roads near Amissville November 10. Jefferson November 14. Uniontown November 20. Fredericksburg December 12-15. Near Warrenton December 30-31. Warrenton January 4, 1863. Somerville February 9. Belle Plains February 11. Near Dumfrles March 2. Independence Hill, Prince William County, March 4. Near Dumfries March 29. Beverly Ford April 1. Beverly Ford, Freeman's Ford and Hazel Run April 15. Stoneman's Raid April 27-May 8. Kelly's Ford April 29. Culpeper April 30. Rapidan Station May 1. Ely's Ford May 2. Rapidan Bridge May 4. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Aldie June 17. Ashby's Gap June 20. Upperville June 21. Aldie June 23. Near Middleburg and Upperville June 27. Fairfield, Pa., June 30. Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Williamsport July 6. Funkstown July 6. Boonsboro July 8. Benevola or Beaver Creek July 9. Funkstown July 10-13. Falling Waters July 14. Chester Gap July 21-22. Wapping Heights July 23. Barber's Cross Roads July 25. Kelly's Ford July 31-August 1. Brandy Station August 1, 4 and 10. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Rapidan Station September 14-15. Raccoon Ford September 19. Reconnoissance across the Rapidan September 21-23. Jack's Shop, Madison Court House, September 22. Germania Ford October 1. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Germania, Raccoon and Morton's Fords October 10. Stevensburg and near Kelly's Station October 11. Brandy Station October 12. Oak Hill October 15. Hunter's Ford October 17-18. Bealeton October 24-26. Snicker's Gap October 27. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Muddy Run November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Locust Grove November 27. Parker's Store November 29. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Morton's Ford February 6-7. James City March 4. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Craig's Meeting House May 5. Wilderness May 5-7. The Furnaces May 7. Alsop's Farm, Spottsylvania. May 8. Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24. North Anna River May 9-10. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Fortifications of Richmond and Meadow Bridge May 12. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Demonstration on Little Creek May 26. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Mechump's Creek May 30. Hanover Court House May 31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Gaines Mill, Totopotomoy and Salem Church June 2. Sumner's Upper Bridge June 2. Haw's Shop June 3. Old Church June 10-11. Riddell's Shop and Long Bridge June 12. White Oak Swamp June 13. Near Harrison Landing June 14. St. Mary's Church and Malvern Hill June 15. Before Petersburg June 17-July 30. Wilson's Raid on South Side & Danville Railroad June 22-30. Ream's Station June 22. Black and White Station and Nottaway Court House Juno 23. Staunton Bridge and Roanoke Station June 25. Columbia Grove June 27. Sappony Church or Stony Creek June 28. Ream's Station June 29. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Winchester August 17. Charlestown Summit Point August 21. Halltown August 23. Kearneysville August 25. Berryville September 3. Near Brucetown and near Winchester September 7. Locke's Ford September 13. Snicker's Gap September 16. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Near Cedarville September 2O. Front Royal Pike September 21. Milford September 22. Luray September 25. Staunton September 26. Waynesboro September 29. Mt. Crawford September 30. Columbia Furnace October 7. Tom's Brook, "Woodstock Races," October 8-9. Mt. Olive October 9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Near Kernstown November 10. Newtown and Middle Road, Cedar Creek, November 12. Rude's Hill, near Mt. Jackson, November 22. Expedition to Lacy Springs December 19-22. Lacy Springs December 21. Expedition from Winchester to Moorefield, W. Va., February 4-6, 1865. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 25, 1865. Waynesboro March 2. Occupation of Charlottesville March 3. Beaver Dam Station March 13. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Namozine Church April 3. Jettersville April 4. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. March to Washington, D. C., May -. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 27, 1865, and honorably discharged from service.
Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 91 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 200 Enlisted men by disease. Total 310.
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser
July 9, 1863.
FROM THE 8TH CAVALRY - LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED
Westminster, Md., July 4th, 1863.
Dear Union:- I do not know of any better method of
passing a portion of our National anniversary, than by
addressing a brief communication to yourself, giving an
abstract of events that have transpired with us since leaving
We left Aldie on Friday, June 26th, our division
appearing to be the rear guard of the grand army, then moving
North to repel the invasion of Pennsylvania. We halted for
the night at Leesburg, the county seat of Loudon county, a
beautiful town - more resembling our northern villages than
any I have yet seen in Virginia. The next morning we crossed
the Potomac at Edward's Ferry, and proceeded northwesterly,
crossing the Monocacy river and passing through a rich and
beautiful agricultural country, camping for the night near
Jefferson, a small village of little pretensions or interest.
On Sunday morning we arrived at Middleton, a pleasant
village, nestled among the hills, a short distance from the
celebrated South Mountain. It was here that the battle
commenced on the 11th of September last, and some of the
buildings show the marks of bullets fired during the contest.
While waiting here for forage and rations, the 3d and 11th
Army corps passed through hurrying forward to take part in
the expected battle. We remained until morning, and then left
in a northwesterly direction, passing over South Mountain,
through Boonsboro, and old fashioned looking place, of one
street, containing man of the square log buildings built by
the early settlers, and from the absence of manifestations
otherwise, seeming to be mostly occupied by secessionists.
Bearing northerly, and passing through some small town,
we crossed the Pennsylvania line in the afternoon, soon
coming again into the mountains, beholding some wild and
beautiful scenery, and receiving cordial expressions of
pleasure from the inhabitants along the route.
We heard of the movements of the enemy all the way, they
having passed through two or three days previous, seizing all
the valuable horses they could find, but doing little other
damage. We camped near Fountain Dale, and at daybreak started
for Emmettsburg, Md., southeasterly, arriving there about ten
A.M.; it is a town of considerable size and importance,
containing many fine residences; scarcely halting we
proceeded rapidly towards Gettysburg, Pa., hearing along the
route that a large force of the enemy were in possession of
it, variously estimated by the excited citizens from 3,000 to
15,000. When we came within ten miles of the place we were
told that they had just left the town and were preparing to
give us battle on the Seminary Hill, a half mile out. We
proceeded rapidly through the town, a most beautiful and
pleasant place, receiving the most enthusiastic welcome from
the citizens, who hailed us as their deliveries; cheers,
bouquets and refreshments were tendered us on all sides,
accompanied in many cases, by the tears of tender hearted
women, for the fate of those soon expected to fall in the
deadly strife. Young ladies in groups, were singing Union
songs, to cheer the hearts of those who came to punish the
invaders. We pushed rapidly through the town fully expecting
to engage in a few moments with our foe, but were
disappointed, they had left about an hour previous, falling
back to meet their reinforcements, thus postponing for a few
hours the shock of battle.
The division halted in a large field near the Seminary,
where we rested our jaded and hungry horses, who were almost
exhausted by their rapid march and insufficient food. After
an hour's rest, our squadron, Co's H and M, were ordered to
proceed some eight miles out, in an easterly direction, to do
picket and patrol duty, as it was expected the enemy would
endeavor to cross our lines between York and Westminster, we
relieved an infantry force, and fared luxuriously among the
substantial farmers, procuring loves of bread of fabulous
size, milk, butter and eggs in abundance, so that we felt
compensated for our extra march. The next day we returned to
within two or three miles of Gettysburg, posting pickets
on the various roads connecting with Baltimore pike. About
nine A.M. the boom of a gun announced that a fight had
commenced near Gettysburg, the rebels having returned with a
large force and attacked our division very near the place
where we had left them; our cavalry fought them with varying
success for along time, until our infantry came up and
rendered the contest more equal. All day those peaceful hills
echoed to the thunder of cannon, while the different corps of
our army came rushing by to "join in the dreadful revelry."
Of course you will have received all the particulars before
this reaches you. On Thursday morning we rejoined the
regiment which was lying some two miles from the town, it was
here while we were drawn up in line to support skirmishers,
that our company lost one of its faithful and trusty
soldiers, Jonathan Macomber of Livingston county, who was
nearly directly behind myself, being struck full in the
forehead by a bullet, killing him instantly with out a word
or a groan. May a just God have more mercy upon him, than
erring mortals bestow upon each other. During the day our
division left for this point, where supplies are received for
the army via the Western Maryland R.R.
We are now encamped two miles from the village, engaged
in the double duty of picketing and protecting our supply
trains, and recruiting ourselves and horses, for constant
service and short rations had, to use a common phrase in
camp, nearly "played us out". We are anxiously awaiting news
from the front, as the battle was raging yesterday with fury.
However, we shall undoubtedly soon have an opportunity of
renewing our experience, whether our army is defeated or
victorious. As I am hoping to get my letter off this morning
I will close by giving an account of the casualties in our
regiment, also stating that both the brigade and regiment
received high commendation from superior officers for their
conduct on the field. Our regiment had three killed, forty
wounded, and about twenty missing.
Capt. Follett he stated was killed.
The following are the casualties in Co. "K"
Corporal Edward Marnott, killed
Sergeant Wm. S. Wilson, wounded, leg below the knee.
Private A. Lyman, of Wheatfield, head
" Thos. Tygart, Caledonia, knee
" Enos Sullivan " "
" Thos. Radband, Mumford, arm
" Geo. Brown, York, leg
" Linus W. Gibbs, missing
" Edward Dubois, "