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Maj. Gen. John Pope

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    Ural on URLs US Dakota War

    In August 1862, Americans from New York City to Union-occupied New Orleans watched as Robert E. Lee’s Confederates moved against Union General John Pope’s Army of Virginia. Many were unaware of a boiling cauldron far to their north in...


    ‘Badly Whipped He Will Be’

    The Union found to its chagrin that John Pope and the war in the east were not a good fit. Spring 1862 had begun with such promise for the North. The “Young Napoleon,” Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, had methodically organized and, by...