John Pope

Union General John Pope Signature With Date & Rank



Union General
John Pope Signature With Date and Rank

 

A fantastic vibrant John Pope Signature on card stock,  3.75" x 2.5". Signed as  "Jhn Pope / Brig Genl USA / 1886". Card with light toning, with the verso having small adhesive remnants to the corners.

 

John Pope  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.

 

Pope was serving on lighthouse duty when Abraham Lincoln was elected and he was one of four officers selected to escort the president-elect to Washington, D.C.. He offered to serve Lincoln as an aide, but on June 14, 1861, he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers (date of rank effective May 17, 1861) and was ordered to Illinois to recruit volunteers. He achieved initial success against Brig. Gen. Sterling Price in Missouri, then led a successful campaign that captured Island No.10 on the Mississippi River. This inspired the Lincoln administration to bring him to the Eastern Theater to lead the newly formed Army of Virginia.


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John Pope
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