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Copeland, James E., M.D.

Round Hill, Loudoun County, Virginia

 

James E. Copeland received his M.D. degree from Washington University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (now defunct) in 1876.  Additional information on Washington Medical College

 

He joined the Confederacy late in the war as a private, in the 35th  Virginia Cavalry Battalion and was paroled in Winchester, VA, on May 8, 1865 after his surrender.  

 

Physician James Edward Copeland, came to Round Hill in 1887 after a seven-year practice in Rectortown in Fauquier County.  He wrote a history of the Confederate 35th Cavalry Battalion, Company C., White's Brigade.

 

When he died in 1937, he was the last surviving Confederate soldier in Loudoun county, Virginia.

 

Dr. James E. Copeland Home and Office:
The small stone and frame building with bars still at the window served as a bank, store, and jail, and upstairs practiced outspoken Dr. James E. Copeland, physician from the early 1870s until 1925, and in Round Hill since 1890, historian of the Hillsboro area, and critic of the public schools. He began his career by teaching at the first Hillsboro public school in 1870, and within a few years correctly predicted that the school budget would be the county's number-one expense.
 
Dr. Copeland was ahead of his time. He was one of the first Loudoun physicians to advocate quarantining when the sickness was not known - and in those days incorrect diagnoses were rampant. His son Ed was also a doctor, and died in the 1918 flu epidemic. His father went to the grave thinking that if they had allowed him to use a mustard plaster his son would have lived. A doctor was not supposed to attend a member of his immediate family.
 
There was a fine piece about old Dr. Copeland in Virginia Cavalcade a few years back, and I wouldn't be surprised if his account books are still in the family.

 

"Hand Book of Surgical Operations" text book owned by Dr. Copeland and signed by him.

 

Author: Stephen Smith, M.D.

Published: Bailliere Bros., N. Y. (1863) Hard bound, 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 x  7/8 in., 261 pages Multiple drawings

 

Signed: Dr. James E. Copeland, Round Hill, Loudoun Co, Virginia

 

Dr. James Copeland's Home, Hillcrest, & Office
Round Hill, Virginia

Hillcrest  Dr. Copeland's Office
        Hillcrest                                  Dr. Copeland's Office

       

 

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Direct links to all medical & Civil War collections on this site                         

American Surgical Sets:

Pre-Civil War:  1 | 2  -   Post-Civil War:  3  -  Civil War 1861-1865:  4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   INDEX

Medical Text-Books:

1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12    INDEX

Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
Medical Lecture Cards: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21    INDEX

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Navy Surgeon Exams:

1863 Navy Surgeon Applicant Exams with Biographies   INDEX ONE | INDEX TWO

Surgeon CDVs, Images:

Army: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8    INDEX

Navy: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   

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