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Confederate (CSV)


Young John Pope

(1841 - 1911)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: Furman University, Class of 1860

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was reading the law at the start of the War. Enlisted as First Sergeant, Company E on 13 April 1861, from the Newberry District. Elected Adjutant of the Regiment at its reorganization on 16 May 1862.

The rest of the War

Wounded at Fredericksburg, VA 12 December 1862; Getttysburg, PA (3x) in July 1863; Chickamauga, GA in September 1863; Berryville, VA through the mouth. Surrendered at Greensboro, NC 26 April 1865.

After the War

He was mayor of Newberry from 1871-1876, elected to the SC state legislature in 1877, and to the State Senate in 1888. He was elected SC attorney general in 1890 and appointed State Supreme Court Justice in 1891 - later Chief Justice.

References & notes

Basic information from Salley, Jr.1. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave and a bio sketch online from Matt Wycoff.


04/10/1841; Newberry, SC


03/11/1911; burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, SC


1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., editor, Tentative Roster of the Third Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Confederate States Provisional Army, Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1908, pp. 4, 57  [AotW citation 12836]