Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, July 15, 2016

John Pope, USN-- Part 1: Served from 1816 to 1861

From Wikipedia.

Yesterday I mentioned that George N. Hollins had defeated Union Captain John Pope at the Battle of the Head of the Passes on October 12, 1861, which resulted in what is called "Pope's Run."  The only John Pope I knew was a Union general, so I did some more research on this Naval John Pope.

Born 17 December 1798.  Died 14 January 1876.  Born in Massachusetts and appointed a midshipman from  Maine 30 May 1816.  Served with the Mediterranean, West Indian, Brazil, Africa and East Indians squadrons

From 1 July to 24 October he was attached to the West Gulf Squadron and commanded the USS Richmond.  He participated in the search for the CSS Sumter in the West Indies and the blockade of the Passes near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

--Old B-Runner

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