1889 Rare Postal Card~welbourne Va~civil War Csa Richard Henry Dulany~middleburg
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1889 Rare Postal Card~welbourne Va~civil War Csa Richard Henry Dulany~middleburg:
ORIGINAL POSTAL CARD SENT AND SIGNED BY Colonel Richard Henry Dulany (August 10, 1820 - October 31, 1906), born in Loudoun County, Virginia and was the son of John Peyton Dulany and Mary Ann DeButts. The Dulany family descend from the O'Dulaneys of Queen's County, Ireland, and reached America when Daniel Dulany the Elder arrived in Port Tobacco, Maryland, in 1703.Richard Dulany married his cousin Rebecca Anne Dulany and they had five children: Mary, Fanny, Johnnie, Hal and Richard ("Dick"). The Dulanys resided first at Old Welbourne until it burned down in a fire in the 19th century. They then moved to the present Welbourne, where the descendants, now in the eighth generation, still live today.Colonel Dulany founded the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in 1853. It is the oldest horse show in America. He also founded the Piedmont Hunt in 1840, one of the oldest foxhunting organizations in the country.During the American Civil War, Dulany was first a captain, and then colonel of the 7th Virginia Cavalry. 7th Virginia Cavalry: The regiment was initially assigned to guarding the upper Potomac and was attached to the command of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson in the Valley. In the spring of 1862 the regiment took part in Jackson's Valley Campaign, where the exploits of the unit and its commander, Turner Ashby, became famous on both sides of the war. Near the conclusion of the campaign, Ashby was mortally wounded and Col. Richard Henry Dulany took command of the regiment, which had swelled to 29 companies. The regiment was reorganized at the end of the campaign, with the original 10 companies remaining and the excess 19 forming the 12th Regiment and 17th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry. Together with these two regiments, the 7th would become the nucleus of the famed Laurel Brigade. He died in Upperville, Virginia in 1906.
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