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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Herbert M. Enos

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Herbert Merton Enos: Born March 10, 1833, Johnstown, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Mounted Rifle­men, July 1, 1856.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1856‑57; and

(Second Lieut., Mounted Rifle­men, Jan. 26, 1857)

on frontier duty at Cantonment Burgwin, N. M., 1857‑58, — Ft. Massachusetts, Col., 1858, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1858, — Navajo Expedition, 1858, — Cantonment Burgwin, N. M., 1859, — Ft. Craig, N. M., 1859, — commanding Escort to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Macomb's Topographical Party, 1859‑60, — and at Ft. Union, N. M., on staff duty, 1860‑61.

First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, May 14, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Depot

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Aug. 3, 1861)

Quartermaster at Albuquerque, N. M., Sep. 30, 1861, to Mar. 2, 1863; as Chief Quartermaster of Colonel Slough's Expedition, Mar.‑Apr., 1862, being engaged in the Action of Pigeon's Ranch, Mar. 28, 1862; as Depot Quartermaster at Ft. Union, N. M., Apr., 1862, — and at Los Pinos, for supplying the lower posts of New Mexico, May 15, 1862, to Jan., 1863; as Chief Quartermaster of the District of Arizona, Jan. to Oct. 6, 1863; as Member of Board to locate Ft. Whipple, N. M., and explore for a Road thence to the Colorado River, Oct. 6, 1863, to Feb. 24, 1864; on temporary duty at Santa Fé, N. M., making Reports and Maps of Exploration, and providing Transportation for Navajo Indians, Feb. 23 to Mar. 14, 1864; as Acting Chief Quartermaster of the Department of New Mexico, Mar. 14 to May 13, 1864; as Depot Quartermaster at Ft. Union, N. M., June 1, 1864, to Oct. 31, 1865; and as Chief Quartermaster

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 2, 1864, to June 3, 1865)

(Bvt. Major, Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

of the Department of New Mexico, June 3 to Sep. 12, 1865, — and of the District of New Mexico, Sep. 12, 1865, to Jan. 8, 1866.

Colonel, Staff, U. S. Volunteers, June 3, 1865, to Jan. 8, 1866.

Served: as Chief and Disbursing Quartermaster of the District of New Mexico, Jan. 8, 1866, to Nov. 23, 1867; in Quartermaster-General's Office,  p674 Washington, D. C., Jan. 4 to Mar. 19, 1868; on leave of absence and sick, Mar. 21, 1868, to Jan. 20, 1869; at Philadelphia Depot, Jan. 28 to May 25, 1869, and at Chicago, Ill., June 26 to Nov. 27, 1869; as Chief Quartermaster, 4th District, Department of the East, Dec. 31, 1869, to June 22,

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, June 6, 1872)

1870; and on sick leave of absence, July 12, 1870, to May 29, 1876.

Retired from Active Service, May 29, 1876,
for Disability Contracted in the Line of Duty.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Waukesha, Wis.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Herbert Merton Enos, Born March 10, 1833.)

Military History. —

Brevet Colonel, March 13, 1865.

Major, Quartermaster, June 6, 1872.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, May 29, 1876, for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., on Retired List, April 23, 1904,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Died, Aug. 9, 1912, at Waukesha, Wis.: Aged 79.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown, WI.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt.‑Col. Enos' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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