Capt. Elihu Enos
Elihu Enos, Jr. was the son of Elihu and Dotha (Johnson) Enos, born 29 January, 1823 at Johnstown, New York. He had eight brothers and two sisters. His maternal and paternal grandfathers fought in the Revolutionary War.
Elihu, Jr. came to Wisconsin sometime in the early 1840's, possibly because of his elder brother Jacob's establishment of an early Wisconsin law firm "Enos & Hall", at Watertown. Elihu married Miss Frances Blake, daughter of Commodore Chesley Blake, an early settler of Waukesha, Wis., in June of 1851. Records do not indicate any children from this marriage. In March, 1863, Elihu became one of the organizers and Captain of Company G, 28th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. He served until he left with a disability in March, 1864.
Capt. Enos wrote this letter to his wife during the Yazoo Pass Expedition of 1863. Another letter home was published in the Waukesha Freeman newspaper.
Thereafter referred to as "Captain", Elihu was quite active in Republican politics both on county and state levels. He served as postmaster of Waukesha in 1849 and again in 1872. Elihu died at Waukesha in 1892.
Information contributed by Elinor M.
Note: Elihu Enos passed away Nov, 13, 1892. His obituary was published in the Waukesha Freeman.