Richard Henry Dulany

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Richard Henry Dulany
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Military portrait of Colonel Richard Henry Dulany
Born 1820
Loudoun County, Virginia
Died 1906
Upperville, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate States Army Cavalry
Years of service 1861–65
Rank Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel
Unit 7th Virginia Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Colonel Richard Henry Dulany (August 10, 1820 - October 31, 1906) was an American equestrian.

Early life[edit]

Richard Henry Dulany was born on August 10, 1820 in Unison, Loudoun County, Virginia.[1] He was the son of John Peyton Dulany and Mary Ann DeButts.[1] 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.

Adult life[edit]

He Dulany founded the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in 1853.[2] 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, he was first a captain, and then colonel of the 7th Virginia Cavalry.

Personal life[edit]

He married his cousin Rebecca Anne Dulany and they had five children: Mary, Fanny, Johnnie, Hal and Richard ("Dick").[1] 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.


He died in Upperville, Virginia in 1906.[1] He was buried at the Old Welbourne Cemetery in Unison, Virginia.[1]