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Darius N. Couch

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Born Jul 23, 1822
Died Feb 12, 1897

Darius Nash Couch was an American soldier, businessman, and naturalist. He served as a career U.S. Army officer during the Mexican-American War, the Second Seminole War, and as a general officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. During the Civil War, Couch fought notably in the Peninsula and Fredericksburg campaigns of 1862, and the Chancellorsville and Gettysburg campaigns of 1863.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1822 Birth Couch, who pronounced his name "Coach", was born in 1822 on a farm in the village of South East in Putnam County, New York, and was educated at the local schools there.

TEENAGE

1842 19 Years Old In 1842 he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating four years later 13th out of 59 cadets.

TWENTIES

1846 - 1847 2 More Events
1848 25 Years Old After the war ended in 1848 Couch began serving in garrison duty at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. … Read More
1849 26 Years Old Couch next participated in the Seminole Wars during 1849 and into 1850.
1851 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Returning to garrison duty, later that year Couch was sent to Fort Columbus in New York Harbor, and in 1851 Couch was involved in recruiting at Jefferson Barracks located on the Mississippi River at Lemay, Missouri.

THIRTIES

1853 30 Years Old Couch then took a one-year leave of absence from the army from 1853 to 1854 to conduct a scientific mission for the Smithsonian Institution in northern Mexico. … Read More
1854 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Upon his return to the United States in 1854, Couch was ordered to Washington, D.C., on detached service. … Read More
1855 32 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 30, 1855, Couch resigned his commission in the U.S. Army.
Couch was still working in Taunton when the American Civil War began in 1861.
Couch led his division during the Battle of Seven Pines on May 31 and June 1, 1862. … Read More

FORTIES

1863 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the Union defeat at Fredericksburg and the inglorious Mud March in January 1863, the commander of the Army of the Potomac - Couch's immediate superior - was again replaced. … Read More
1864 41 Years Old Confederates again invaded Couch's Department of the Susquehanna in August 1864, as Brig. … Read More
1865 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Couch finished his military service after the Carolinas Campaign in 1865.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1897 75 Years Old Died on February 12, 1897.
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