Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant (date unknown).
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* from company F to company H
"F" Co. MO 8th SM Cavalry U. S. A.
Organized: on 3/1/62
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 3
Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 1
Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 77
Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 131
(Source: Fox, Regimental Losses)
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Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry
DECEMBER 23--31, 1862.--Operations in the Sugar Creek Hills, Mo.
Report of Maj. Edward B. Eno, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry.
Newtonia, Mo., December 31, 1862.
GEN.: I have the honor to make the following condensed
statement of the operations of my command during the ten days past:
On the evening of the 23d instant, I started with 80 men for the purpose of
dispersing several gangs of guerrillas known to harbor among the Sugar
Creek Hills. After riding hard two nights and days, we had succeeded in
finding three different camps of from 20 to 50 men each. These were broken
up, 10 prisoners taken, 12 horses, with saddles, bridles, & C., 2 wagons,
1 tent, marked "Sixth Kansas Volunteers," together with a quantity of
blankets, kettles, pans, & C. It was impossible to completely surprise
them, as there are none but rebels and rebel sympathizers living in the
country, and though the immediate results of the scout were but small, I
have discovered their "licks" in that section, and will find much less
difficulty in exterminating them. Scouts are kept out constantly after
them, with orders to show them no mercy.
On the night of the 28th instant, a party of guerrillas came to the house
of Mrs. Joy, a Union lady, who has been robbed of almost everything,
and carried off her negro girl. I immediately started a party, under
command of Capt. [B. A.] Reeder, but failed to find the perpetrators
of the outrage, they having dispersed and taken to the brush. I have
seized upon a slave belonging to the Mr. Adams who is in the brush and
said to be one of the robbers, and have notified his family that the negro
shall be held until Mrs. Joy's is returned.
Sugar Creek, Shoal Creek, Indian Creek, Center Creek, and Jones' Creek, at
distances from 5 to 15 miles of the post, are full of these outlaws, but 8
of them having been shot in the last two weeks and the continual scouting
after them, has made them much less daring than heretofore. It will take
some little time, but I am determined to root them out, stem and branch,
and, if horse-flesh and ammunition do not fail me, will do it.
The block-house and stockade are progressing rapidly, and the force
engaged in the work is being daily increased, as per orders. Will send
full drawings of the fort per next messenger.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. B. ENO,
Maj., Cmdg. Post.
Brig. Gen. E. B. BROWN,
Cmdg. Southwest District of Missouri, Springfield, Mo.
Source: Official Records
PAGE 166-32 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N. W. [CHAP. XXXIV.
[Series I. Vol. 22. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 32.]