POPE, JOHN W. (1840 ~ 1931). Confederate veteran John Pope was born 1840 in Baltimore, Maryland. Both his parents were born in Germany.
During the Civil War he served in Company B, 1st Texas Cavalry, Terrell's Brigade also known as the First Texas Mounted Rifles. The 1st Texas Cavalry surrendered under General E.K. Smith on May 26, 1865.
The 1st Texas fought mostly along the Texas and Louisiana borders and along the coastal areas. The unit fought at the battles of Red River, Mansfield, and Pleasant Hill.
Pope moved to Texas in 1860 and lived in Houston, Harris County. He was a married building contractor before he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on July 30, 1917.
He died at the Home on March 5, 1931 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.