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Col. (USA) Richard Henry Rush

Birthdate:
Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 17, 1893 (68)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. Richard Rush, U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of the Treasury and Catherine Elizabeth Rush
Husband of Sarah Anna Rush and Susan Bowdoin Rush
Father of Murray Rush; Richard Henry Rush, Jr; Madison Rush; Charlotte Graham Toland; Susan Higgins and 2 others
Brother of Charity Rush; Benjamin J Rush; James Murray Rush; Richard Rush; Sarah Maynadier Rush and 5 others

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About Col. (USA) Richard Henry Rush

Civil War Union Army Officer. After graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1846 (26th out of 59), he served in the Mexican War as a Lieutenant in the 2nd United States Artillery. After the outbreak of the Civil War he was appointed as Colonel and commander of the 6th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. The unit was the only Union cavalry regiment to be issued European-styled lances, and were thus nicknamed "Rush's Lancers". The weapon was impractical, and the regiment never used them in combat. Colonel Rush led his volunteer unit, which served in a brigade comprised of Regular Army cavalry regiments, in the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg campaigns, being most distinguished at the Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia (June 9, 1863). General John Buford often referred to Colonel Rush's regiment as "my other Regulars". (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=309" target="_blank Russ)] Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jun 13, 2001

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Col. (USA) Richard Henry Rush's Timeline

1825
January 14, 1825
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1851
October 20, 1851
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1857
September 15, 1857
1858
November 3, 1858
1860
February 12, 1860
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1861
July 12, 1861
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1863
December 15, 1863
1869
November 28, 1869
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States