Darius Nash Couch (The Americana)

Frederick Converse Beach, ed., “Couch, Darius Nash,” The Americana: A Universal Reference Library (New York: Scientific American Compiling Department, 1912).
Couch, Darius Nash, American soldier: b. South East, Putnam County, N. Y., 23 July 1822; d. Norwalk, Conn., 12 Feb. 1897. He graduated at West Point 1846, served in the Mexican and Seminole wars, and resigned from the army in 1855 to engage in business. During the Civil War he was commissioned brigadier- general 1861; commanded a division in the battles of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, and Malvern Hill; promoted major-general July 1862, and took part in Pope's retreat and the battle of Antietam. At Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville he commanded the Second Army Corps; organized the Pennsylvania militia to resist Lee's invasion 1863, and took part in the battle of Nashville and the North Carolina operations 1864-5. In 1865 he was unsuccessful as the Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts; and was collector of the port of Boston 1866-7. He removed to Connecticut soon after, and was adjutant-general of that State 1883-4.
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