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Joseph Tarr Copeland
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- David Wend
 Added: May. 6, 2014

- Ryan Curtis
 Added: May. 6, 2014
Joseph Tarr Copeland: Sir you will be remembered as a Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court from 1852 until 1857, as well as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. You studied at Harvard College and then read law under Daniel Webster. you served first as colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, and then the 5th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. Later promoted to brigadier general, you commanded the "wolverines" of the Michigan Brigade, but was replaced by George A. Custer shortly before the Battle of Gettysburg. It was on November 29, 1862 you were given a star and assigned to command the Michigan Cavalry Brigade (Michigan Brigade), which consisted of several cavalry regiments and the Michigan Cavalry Brigade distinguished themselves at the First Battle of Kernstown. "When the Confederates broke, you unleashed your men…in pursuit. Stone walls and fences did not dissipate the enthusiasm of the horsemen when Copeland gave the order to charge. Between two and three hundred retreating Rebels fell prisoner to them. For the rest of the war, you commanded the depot for drafted men at Annapolis, Maryland, and later Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Your last command was the military prison at Alton, Illinois. You resigned your commission on November 8, 1865, and returned to your home in West Bloomfield. Happy 200th birthday and remembering you after 120 years, may you rest in peace!
 Added: May. 6, 2013

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 17, 2012
I light a candle for Joseph Tarr Copeland ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Thanks for serving !
- J. P. Webb
 Added: Oct. 25, 2011

- tbeck
 Added: May. 6, 2011

- LaDene
 Added: May. 6, 2011

- LaDene
 Added: May. 6, 2010
- Mr. Overmyer
 Added: Apr. 10, 2010

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Mar. 12, 2009

- Richard Howell
 Added: Aug. 28, 2008
Acta est fabula
- Satoris LeFier
 Added: Jul. 11, 2008
Rest In Peace
- Lisa Moore Parker
 Added: May. 6, 2008

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: May. 6, 2008

- kathy
 Added: May. 6, 2008

- Republican
 Added: May. 6, 2008

- purple-lady
 Added: May. 6, 2008

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 6, 2008

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Dec. 19, 2006
Happy Birthday In Heaven!
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: May. 6, 2006
- quebecoise
 Added: Feb. 25, 2006

- Leah
 Added: Oct. 18, 2005
Know that you are remembered on your birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Doc
 Added: May. 6, 2005
Happy Birthday!
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: May. 6, 2005
HUZZAH! and Happy Birthday to you, Sir.

You are remembered today. God bless & rest in peace always.
- in honor of the 47th NYSV Co C - Washington Grays
 Added: May. 6, 2005
You went to Heaven on your birthday...
Rest in Peace. See you there.
- Mary
 Added: May. 30, 2004
Rest In Peace,General.
- ronald deavy (Inactive)
 Added: Nov. 10, 2003

- Elisa Jones
 Added: Nov. 4, 2003

- Evening Blues
 Added: Nov. 4, 2003
Thank you. Rest in peace, sir.
- Wayne L. Osborne
 Added: Nov. 4, 2003

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Nov. 4, 2003

- girlofcelje (inactive)
 Added: Nov. 4, 2003

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