Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Henry D. Pope.

Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regimental History.

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Lieutenant Henry D. Pope was born in Clinton, Ga., February 10, 1836, and removed with his parents to Fairhaven, Mass., in 1840. He was educated in the public schools of Fairhaven and New Bedford, graduating in 1853 from the Fairhaven High School. He engaged in business in Boston from 1855 to 1861, and enlisted in Read s Mounted Rifle Rangers, September 23, 1861 ; was mustered in as Company Quartermaster-Sergeant, November 15, 1861 ; promoted to Orderly Sergeant, September 1, 1862; promoted, by order of Major-General B. F. Butler to Acting Senior Second Lieutenant, October
29, 1862; commissioned Second Lieutenant January 1st, 1863; First Lieutenant, June 3, 1863, and was mustered out, November 26, 1864.

He was married February 3rd, 1864, to Caroline H. Dexter, of Fairhaven, Mass., at New Orleans, La. Lieutenant Pope s father, mother, and wife were all descended from Plymouth stock. In 1866 he became book keeper for Rice, Kendall, & Co., and was afterwards financial man. When the Rice, Kendall Company was incorporated, he became treasurer, and when it was sold out in 1898, he retired out of health.

In the Shenandoah Valley he served on the staff of General Molineux, and wrote out the reports of the operations and engagements of the brigade. He was in three big battles, and always bore himself bravely. He was president of the Regimental Association in 1896.

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