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Confederate (CSV)


William Sanford Pope

(1833 - 1872)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 27 year old clerk at Clayton, Barbour County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 May 1861 at Clayton.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware to 2 October, sent to Aiken's Landing, VA, and declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was appointed 3rd Sergeant about February 1863 and was detailed on recruiting duty from then into April 1863. He was captured at Petersburg, VA on 2 April 1865 and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until released on 16 June 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Martha Frances Seabrook (1840-1917) and they had 5 or 6 children between 1858 and 1869.


1833; Madison County, VA




1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28005]