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Confederate (CSV)


William A. Pope

(c. 1843 - 1865)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, from Halifax County, he enlisted in Yorktown, VA and mustered as Private, Company I, Fist North Carolina Volunteers on 29 June 1861 and mustered out on 12 November 1861. He enlisted again and mustered as Private, Company K, First North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured at Frederick, MD on 12 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware, sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October, and was formally exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and absent, recovering, into December 1863. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and sent to Point Lookout, MD. He was transferred to the prison at Elmira, NY on 6 August 1864 and died there of "chronic diarrhoea" on 22 January 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


01/22/1865; Elmira, NY; burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26011]