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First Name: Roger

Last Name: Enos

Birthplace: Simsbury, CT, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Militia - Revolutionary War

Date of Birth: 1729

Date of Death: 06 October 1808


Years Served:
Roger Enos, Sr.

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)


Roger Enos, Sr.
Major General, Vermont Militia

Roger Enos, Sr. was born in 1729 in Simsbury, CT.

In 1759, Enos joined the Connecticut Militia for the French and Indian War and was soon commissioned as an Ensign. He was quickly promoted to Lieutenant and became Adjutant of his regiment in 1761. Enos was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1762 and served in the British expedition against Cuba during the Seven Years War. In 1764 he was promoted to Captain in Israel Putnam's regiment.

At the start of the Revolution, Enos was appointed the 22nd Regiment's Lieutenant Colonel for Benedict Arnold's 1775 Canada expedition. Enos and his soldiers left the struggling expedition in October due to a shortage of food, and marched home through the Maine wilderness. Enos was tried for "quitting without leave," acquitted and returned to service as Lieutenant Colonel of the 16th Regiment. He resigned in 1776 and moved to Windsor, VT, where he was appointed Colonel in command of a regiment.

In the 1780s, he was a proprietor of the towns of Waitsfield and Enosburg. In 1781, he was appointed Brigadier General and Commander of the Vermont militia. When Vermont reorganized its militia, Enos was appointed Commander and Major General of its 1st Division. In 1791, he relocated to Colchester and resigned his commission.

Enos was a member of the Vermont Board of War from 1781-92, served in the Vermont House of Representatives, and was a Trustee of the University of Vermont.


Enos was the father-in-law of Ira Allen, one of the founders of Vermont.

Death and Burial

Major General Roger Enos, Sr. died on 6 October 1808 in Colchester, VT. He is buried at Greenmount Cemetery in Burlington, VT.

Honoree ID: 2470   Created by: MHOH




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