Richard Henry Dulany
Richard Henry Dulany
Military portrait of Colonel Richard Henry Dulany
Loudoun County, Virginia
|Allegiance||United States of America|
Confederate States of America
|Service/||Confederate States Army Cavalry|
|Years of service||1861–65|
|Unit||7th Virginia Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Colonel Richard Henry Dulany (August 10, 1820 - October 31, 1906) was an American equestrian.
Richard Henry Dulany was born on August 10, 1820 in Unison, Loudoun County, Virginia. He was the son of John Peyton Dulany and Mary Ann DeButts , and the grandson of Samuel DeButts of Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm. The Dulany family descend from the O'Dulanys of County Queen's, Ireland, and reached America when Daniel (the Elder), Joseph, and William Dulany arrived in Port Tobacco, Charles County, British Colonial Maryland, in April, 1703.
He Dulany founded the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in 1853. It is the oldest horse show in America. He also founded the Piedmont Fox Hounds in 1840, one of the oldest foxhunting organizations in the country.
During the American Civil War, he was first a captain of Company A, 6th Virginia Cavalry, and then colonel of the 7th Virginia Cavalry. Colonel Dulany was badly wounded at Kernstown. In Rosser's fight with Sheridan his left arm was permanently disabled, and in the capture of the block house at Brock's Gap, his right arm was wounded.
He 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 nineteenth century. They then moved to the present Welbourne, where the descendants, now in the eighth generation, still live today.
- FindAGrave: Col Richard Henry Dulany
- Upperville Colt & Horse Show: History
- Winants, Peter (2000). Steeplechasing. Derrydale Press. p. 42.
- Tyler, Lyon (1906). Men of Mark in Virginia. Men of Mark Publishing Company. pp. 75–76.
- Brenner & Ford (2012). Middleburg. Arcadia Publishing. p. 109.
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