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army officer

Darius Nash Couch, American army officer. Served as Second lieutenant 4th Artillery, United States Army at Battle of Buena Vista during Mexican War.

Background

Couch, Darius Nash was born on July 23, 1822 in Southeast, New York, United States. Son of Jonathan Couch.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1846.

Career

Served as Second lieutenant 4th Artillery, United States Army at Battle of Buena Vista during Mexican War. Commissioned First lieutenant, 1847. Stationed on Atlantic coast, 1847-1853, 55.

On leave of absence to make zoological expedition to Northern Mexico, 1853-1854. Resigned commission, 1855. Commissioned colonel 7th Massachusetts Infantry, United States Volunteers, 1861, promoted brigadier general, 1861, major general, 1862.

Served in Peninsular campaign. Participated in battles of Fair Oaks, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Nashville. In charge of ceremonies consecrating nat. cemetery at Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) 1863.

Resigned commission 1865. Collector Port of Boston. President of a mining and manufacturing company.

Quartermaster and adjutant general of Conn.

Membership

Served as Second lieutenant 4th Artillery, United States Army at Battle of Buena Vista during Mexican War.

Connections

Married Mary Caroline Crocker, August 31, 1854.

father:
Jonathan Couch. Couch

spouse:
Mary Caroline Crocker