| 8th MO Infantry (US)
The following information comes from Mike Alexander,
who lives in the state of Washington.
Mike himself is a re-enactor, with the 4th US at Fort Steilacoom WA,
and he likes to keep up with what the 8th Missouri is doing:
The picture at the top of the page is my great-grandfather Joseph Pope.
I believe the photo was originally taken from a tintype. He mustered into Company D,
and was transferred to company B.
Private Joseph Pope was wounded at Shiloh and spent the rest of his time as an orderly
in a field hospital.
After the Civil War he moved to Seattle and was a carpenter who built homes.
His daughter May G. Pope married my grandfather Ira Alexander, and my father
Kenneth Alexander was their son.
INFORMATION FROM ROOTSWEB:
Joseph Pope was born on May 24, 1843, in Cleveland, Ohio.
He married Mary Lou Bolton in Clinton, Missouri, on September 04, 1868.
He was a member of the Stevens Post No. 1 of the G.A.R. in Seattle.
He died on August 29, 1924.
He is buried in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Seattle.