Richard Dominicus Cutts (September 21, 1817 - December 13, 1883) was an American army officer and civil servant. Born in Washignton, D.C., he attended Georgetown University and graduated in 1835. He volunteered for the Union Army in 1861 and was commissioned as a Colonel and Aide-de-Camp. He served on Major General Henry Wager Halleck's staff until he was made Chief of Staff under Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. He was brefetted to Brigadier General on March 13, 1865, and was mustered out on June 1, 1865. He spent decades working for the U.S. Coast Survey and then the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, where he rose to the position of Assistant in Charge of the Office. Cutts died on December 13, 1883, after contracting an illness during his return from a geodetic conference in Rome. He married Marth Jeffereson Hackley on December 16, 1845.