John Pope Biography

General (1822–1892)
John Pope was a Union general in the American Civil War. He was relieved of command following the Confederate triumph at the Second Battle of Bull Run.


Following the outbreak of the Civil War, John Pope was made brigadier general and promoted to major general in 1862. He was later made a brigadier general of the regular army and given command of the Army of Virginia. In 1862 a Confederate force moved toward his army and Pope misgauged the number and location of the enemy. The result was the decisive defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

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