Order to John Pope, 1855 Jan 5.


United States. War Dept. Order to John Pope, 1855 Jan 5.

Order to John Pope, 1855 Jan 5.

Order issued to Captain John Pope, United States Topographical Engineers, Saint Louis, Missouri, written in manuscript in an unidentified hand and signed by Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War. The order gives instructions to Pope for leading an expedition to construct artesian wells on the Llano Estacado and determine their feasibility as a water source in support of railroad construction in the Southwest. The document is accompanied by a typed transcript.

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Pope, son of Illinois politician and judge Nathaniel Pope, was a West Point graduate and had an army career. After the Union army loss at 2nd Manassas (Bull Run) in August 1862, Pope was sent to Minnesota to put down the Sioux Indian uprising. He retired from the army in 1886. From the description of Letters, June 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 310760857 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fo...

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...