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Joseph Tarr Copeland
Birth: May 6, 1813
Death: May 6, 1893

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Originally served first as Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, then the 5th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. He commanded the “Wolverines” of the Michigan Brigade of cavalry until General George A. Custer took over the command on June 29, l863. Died on his 80th birthday. Although Gen. Copeland and his wife were removed to Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontiac, Michigan, a cenotaph remains at the original interment location in Magnolia Cemetery in Orange Park, Flordia. (bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) 
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  Mary Jane Wilson Copeland (1818 - 1888)*
  Florence Hortense Copeland Wilson (1839 - 1927)*
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Oak Hill Cemetery
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
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Originally Created by: A.J. Marik
Record added: Nov 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8059066
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- 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. ...(Read more)
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