COL BMG Coulter, Richard Sr.

Richard Coulter Sr.

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Born: October 1, 1827

Birthplace: Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Father: Eli Coulter Jr. 1791 – 1830
(Buried: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Rebecca Alexander 1788 – 1854
(Buried: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)​

Wife: Emma Welty 1841 – 1929
(Buried: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)​

Children:

Brig. General Richard Coulter Jr. 1870 – 1955​
(Buried: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)​
Rebecca Coulter Barclay 1872 – 1937​
(Buried: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)​
Lt. Colonel Henry Welty Coulter 1873 – 1932​
(Buried: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)​
Alexander Coulter 1875 – 1916​
(Buried: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)​
William Alexander Coulter 1878 – 1955​
(Buried: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)​
Margaret Coulter 1883 – 1967​
(Buried: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)​

Education:

Attended Jefferson College​

Occupation before War:

Worked in his Uncle’s law Office in Greensburg, Pennsylvania​
Served in the Mexican – American War in Westmoreland Guards​
1848 – 1861: Attorney in Greensburg, Pennsylvania​

Civil War Career:

1861: Organizer of Company in Pennsylvania and Served as Captain​
1861: Lt. Colonel of 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment​
1861: Elected Colonel at reorganization of his regiment on Nov. 27th​
1861 – 1865: Colonel of 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment​
1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia​
1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia​
1862: Regimental Commander at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Acted as Brigade Commander at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1862: Wounded in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Led 296 men into the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Acting Brigade Commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Wounded on the First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Brigade Commander during the Overland Campaign in, Virginia​
1864: Acting Division Commander at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia​
1864: Wounded on April 18th and incapacitated for several Months​
1864: Briefly Brigade Commander at Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General for His Service in the War​
1865: Brigade Commander in the Appomattox Campaign in Virginia​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on July 1st at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania​
1866: Confirmed as Brevet Major General by the United States Senate​

Occupation after War:

Businessman in Greensburg, Pennsylvania​
Investor of Industries, Businesses, and residential areas​
President of First Commonwealth Bank of Greensburg, Pennsylvania​
Investor and Leader in Steel Industry in Pennsylvania​

Died:
October 14, 1908

Place of Death: Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Age at time of Death:
81 years old

Burial Place: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
 
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He assumed command of the 3rd brigade, 2nd Division, 1 Corps at Antietam when Gen. George L. Hartsuff was wounded. Then he assumed command of 1st brigade, 2nd division 1st corps after Gen. Gabriel R. Paul and all other ranking officers were wounded on July 1 at Gettysburg.
 

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