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Richard Coulter Drum
Birth: May 28, 1825
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1909
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. On December 8, 1846, he entered the army as a Private in the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers, was engaged at the siege of Vera Cruz, and appointed a 2nd Lieutenant of United States Infantry on February 18, 1847. After the war with Mexico he was transferred to the artillery, was in the action at Blue Water, Nebraska and served as aid to General Harney in the Sioux expedition. From 1856 to 1858 he served as acting Assistant Adjutant General at the headquarters of the Army Department of the West. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was appointed Assistant Adjutant General of the U. S. Army, promoted Captain, May 14, 1861, Major, August 3, 1861 and Lieutenant Colonel, July 17, 1862. On September 24, 1864, he was brevetted Colonel, and on March 13, 1865, brevetted Brigadier General for his meritorious services during the war. On February 22, 1869, he was promoted to Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General and in 1873 assigned to the Missouri Division. He served as senior Assistant Adjutant General on duty in the War Department, Washington, D. C., from 1878 to 1880. On June 15, 1880, he was promoted to Brigadier General, Adjutant General and served in that capacity until his retirement on May 28, 1889. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Simon Drum (1782 - 1852)
  Agnes Drum (1785 - 1832)
  Lavinia Marie Morgan Drum (1832 - 1912)*
  Henrietta Margaret Drum Oliphant (1862 - 1941)*
  Simon Henry Drum (1807 - 1847)*
  Richard Coulter Drum (1825 - 1909)
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site 1776
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 31, 2004
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