Couch also had a son in the Army of the Potomac who fought with a
Massachusetts regiment IIRC, and was presumed killed at Cold Harbor
in 1864. At least, he was never heard from again following that
battle. Maybe Couch took a leave of absence at this time, before
heading west (just speculating).
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> Couch commanded the Department of the Susquehanna from June 11,
1863 to December 1, 1864, when it was renamed the Department of
Pennsylvania. His replacement was George Cadwalader. This is going
outside of the scope of this group, but for what it is worth when
Couch took command his headquarters was at Chambersburg and the
Department consisted of all of Pennsylvania east of Johnstown. By
the end of the month headquarters was at Harrisburg. Subsequently
the western half of the state and part of Ohio was added to the
Department. When Cadwalader took over headquarters was announced as
being at Philadelphia.