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John Pope
Brig. Gen. John Pope
Born (1822-03-16)March 16, 1822
Louisville, Kentucky
Died September 23, 1892(1892-09-23) (aged 70)
Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home near Sandusky, Ohio
Place of burial Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis, Missouri
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1842–1886
Rank Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major General
Commands held Army of the Mississippi
Army of Virginia
Department of the Northwest
Department of the Missouri
Military Division of the Pacific
Battles/wars

American Civil War

Dakota War of 1862

Apache Wars

John Pope (March 16, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He had a brief stint in the Western Theater, but he is best known for his defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas) in the East.

Death and legacy

Pope retired as a major general in the Regular Army on March 16, 1886, and his wife, Clara Pope, died two years later. The National Tribune serialized his memoirs, publishing them between February 1887 and March 1891. General Pope died on September 23, 1892 at the Ohio Soldiers' Home near Sandusky, Ohio. He is buried beside his wife in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.


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