John Pope (military officer) facts for kids
Brig. Gen. John Pope
March 16, 1822|
|Died||September 23, 1892
Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home near Sandusky, Ohio
|Place of burial||Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis, Missouri
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1842–1886|
|Commands held||Army of the Mississippi
Army of Virginia
Department of the Northwest
Department of the Missouri
Military Division of the Pacific
Dakota War of 1862Apache 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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