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Dr. Le Grand G. Capers
April 16, 1835
December 2, 1877


Dr. Le Grand G. Capers



LeGrand G. Capers was born on April 16, 1834, in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the merchant LeGrand G. Capers (1808–1868) and his first wife, Abigail Swift (1810–1846). LeGrand G. Capers, Sr. served on Gen. Worth’s staff during the Mexican–American War. LeGrand G. Capers, Jr. studied medicine as the assistant to his brother-in-law, Ebenezer Swift, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College. Later he practiced as ship physician on Vanderbilt’s steamers. When American Civil War broke out, Capers participated in the foundation of Confederate Medical Department in Alabama. On July 19, 1861 he became assistant surgeon in the 4th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. On October 30, 1863 he was promoted to chief surgeon in Cutshaw’s battalion. After armistice, Capers moved to New Orleans and became demonstrator of anatomy in New Orleans School of Medicine. He fell ill in October 1877 and died shortly after of tuberculosis on December 2.

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