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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

James Wordenº Pope

(Ap'd Ind.)


Born Louisville, KY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 15, 1868.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., Sep. 30 to Oct., 1868, — Ft. Lyon, Col., Oct. 21, 1868, to May 19, 1870 (on Indian Expedition, Dec., 1868, to Feb. 20, 1869), — Scouting in Kansas, May 19 to Nov., 1870, — Ft. Wallace, Kan., Nov. 8, 1870, to Apr. 10, 1871, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Apr. 12, 1871, to July 12, 1876 (leave of absence, Dec. 23, 1871, to Mar. 24, 1872, and on Expedition to Indian Territory, July 25, 1874, to Feb. 28, 1875, being engaged in the Action of Aug. 30, 1874), — Scouting in Dakota, July to Sep., 1876, — Camp on Tongue River, Mon., to Aug., 1877 (Scouting in Montana, Oct. 17, 1876, to Jan., 1877, being engaged in the Fight with Sitting Bull, Nov. 21, 1876, and against Crazy Horse, Jan. 7‑8, 1877), — Ft. Keogh, Mon., Aug., 1877, to Aug. 15, 1878, — Colonel Miles's Expedition, Aug. 15 to Oct. 8, 1878, — and Ft. Keogh, Mon., Oct. 8 to Nov. 11, 1878; on detached service, Nov. 11, 1878, to July 20, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon.

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Mar. 20, 1879)

(Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., connected with Military Prison, Aug. 29, 1879, to Jan. 21, 1884), to Mar. 16, 1885; at Quartermaster's Depot, Philadelphia,

(Captain, Staff, Asst. Quartermaster, Feb. 20, 1885)

Pa., Apr. 17 to Oct. 13, 1885; at U. S. Military Prison, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Jan. 1, 1888, and in command to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Commandant United States Military Prison, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 1, 1888 to June 30, 1895; Acting Warden, United States Penitentiary, to Aug. 25, 1897, having organized and started that institution; Assistant to Depot Quartermaster, New York City, to Aug. 11, 1896; Constructing Quartermaster, Bismarck, N. D., to June 29, 1897;

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, June 11, 1897)

at Mammoth Hot Springs as Constructing Quartermaster, Fort Yellowstone, Wyo., and in charge of improvement and protection Yellowstone National Park, to Dec. 31, 1897. — Granted four months' leave of absence, which was given up to take the field as Depot Quartermaster, Tampa, Fla., April 16 to May 17, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Chief Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers,
May 9, 1898)

— Chief Quartermaster expeditionary forces to Philippine Islands, to May 30, 1898; same, and of Department of the Pacific, to June 23,  p185 1898; Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Pacific and Eighth Army Corps, to ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Sept. 2, 1899)

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Pacific and Eighth Army Corps to Sept. 1, 1899. — Temporarily at Washington, D. C., to Jan. 10, 1900; at Charleston, S. C., to Aug. 8, 1900; Chief Quartermaster Department of the Colorado, to July 27, 1904, and Acting Chief Commissary of that Department to Nov. 1, 1901.

 p155  (Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff
— Deputy Quartermaster-General, July 5, 1902)

— In command of Philadelphia Depot of the Quartermaster's Department to Dec. 31, 1905 — Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf, to Feb. 27, 1908.

(Colonel, Staff — Assistant Quartermaster-General, Feb. 16, 1907)

— Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Colorado to ––––

Civil History. — Attended Indiana University at Bloomington, Ind., from 1862 to 1864. — Author of various articles on military subjects in the Military Service and Army and Navy Journals, Cosmopolitan Magazine, American Review of Reviews, Arena, etc. — Member of the National Geographical and Virginia Historical Societies; Beta Theta Pi Fraternity; of the Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the Revolution; Foreign Wars of the U. S.; War of 1812, and Philippine Army. — Received medals for Spanish War, Philippine Insurrection and Indian Wars.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born June 6, 1846.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster General, Feb. 16, 1907.

Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf, to Feb. 27, 1908; Chief Quartermaster Department of the Colorado, to June 6, 1910.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 6, 1910,
By Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, Aug. 29, 1916,
By Act of Congress Approved That Date.

Died, Aug. 23, 1919, at Denver, Col.: Aged 73.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Pope's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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