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. Lt. Col. Roger Enos (1729–1808) commanded the fourth division of Arnold's expedition against Quebec. He returned
because his troops were out of provisions and in danger of starvation. He was acquitted
in a court martial on 1 Dec., the decision of the court being that he “was by absolute
necessity obliged to return with his division.” Despite the court's decision, the
military remained hostile, and in Jan. 1776 he resigned from the army (Appletons' Cyclo. Amer. Biog.
, 2:359; Enos to Washington, 9 Nov., enclosed in Washington to the President of Congress,
19 Nov., PCC
, No. 152, I; French, First Year
, p. 437–438; Washington, Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick
, 4:131–132, 139; for the proceedings of Enos' court martial, see Force, Archives
, 4th ser., 3: 1708–1711).
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