|Birth||Jan. 9, 1844|
|Death||Sept. 20, 1930|
|Unit||3rd Wisconsin Infantry, unassigned|
Private Benjamin F Pope
Company E, 22nd Wisconsin Infantry
Unassigned company, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry
Pope was born in Ogdensburg (St Lawrence County), New York on January 9, 1844. He was residing in Janesville (Rock County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and mustered in the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry on August 11, 1862. Pope served about 15 months before he transferred to the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on November 23, 1863. He served 1 year and 8 months with his 2nd unit before he was discharged on July 18, 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin.
During his enlistment with the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, the unit fought in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Battle of Dallas (GA) (May 25, 1864). Casualties were 14 killed and 100 wounded.
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Pope died on September 20, 1930 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Tecumseh Cemetery in Tecumseh (Johnson County), Nebraska. Pope was a member of the Heckathorn Post (#47) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Tecumseh.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.