★ ★  Pope, John

John Pope

Born: March 16, 1822
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Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Father: Judge Nathaniel Pope 1784 – 1850
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri)​

Mother: Lucretia Backus 1787 – 1867
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri)​

Wife: Clara Pomeroy Horton 1834 – 1888
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri)​

Married: September 15, 1859 in Meigs, Ohio

Children:
Horton Pope 1864 – 1953​
(Buried: Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado)​
Brig. General Francis Horton Pope 1876 – 1971​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Education:
1842: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (17th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1842 – 1846: Brevet, 2nd Lt. United States Army, Topographic Engineers
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1846 – 1853: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Topographic Engineers​
1846: Brevetted, 1st Lt. for Gallantry at Battle of Monterrey, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted, Captain for Gallantry at Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico​
1851 – 1853: Chief Topographic Engineer, Department of New Mexico​
1853 – 1856: 1st Lt. United States Army, Topographic Engineers​
1856 – 1862: Captain, United States Army, Topographic Engineers​

Civil War Service:

1856 – 1862: Captain, United States Army, Topographic Engineers​
1861: Mustering Officer for Union Army in Chicago, Illinois​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers, Infantry​
1861: Commander of Union Army, District of North Missouri​
1861 – 1862: Commander of Union Army, District of South Missouri​
1861: Capturer Provisions and Prisoners at Blackwater, Missouri​
1862: Union Army Commander of Army of the Mississippi​
1862: Union Army Commander, Battle of New Madrid, Missouri​
1862 – 1866: Major General of Union Army Volunteers, Infantry
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1862: Commander of left Wing of Halleck’s Army at Corinth, Mississippi​
1862 – 1882: Brigadier General in United States Army​
1862: Commander of Union Army of Virginia​
1862: Unsuccessful Union Army Commander, 2nd Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Relieved himself of Command of Army of Virginia on Sept. 12th
1862 – 1865: Union Army Commander, Department of the Northwest​
1865: Union Army Commander, Military Division of the Missouri​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his role at Battle of Island No. 10​
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander, Department of the Missouri​
1866: Mustered out of Volunteer Service on September 1st

Occupation after War:

1862 – 1882: Brigadier General in United States Army​
1867: Commander of Third Military District​
1868 – 1870: Commander United States, Army Department of Lakes​
1870 – 1883: Commander United States, Army Department of Missouri​
1882 – 1886: Major General in United States Army​
1883 – 1886: Commander United States, Army Dept. of California​
1886: Retired from United States Army on March 16th
1886 – 1892: Resident of Saint Louis, Missouri​

Died: September 23, 1892

Place of Death: Sandusky, Ohio

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri
 
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