Ploughboys Sponsor 1864 Christmas In Fayetteville at Heritage Square

Have you ever wondered what Christmas was like during the period of the War Between the States?  Now you can find out.   The Woman’s Club of Fayetteville is going to hold a special event on Saturday, December 13th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Heritage Square on Dick Street in Fayetteville.  You will have the opportunity to tour through a house that was standing during the Christmas of 1864, and to hear informative presentations on family life and soldier life.   The Cumberland Plough Boys Camp is proud to sponsor this event.   You may read more in this article from the Fayetteville Observer.

Willis Henry Pope

Willis Henry Pope
June 24, 1844 – May 16, 1864

1860 Residence: Robeson County, NC

Military Record
February 8, 1862 – Enlisted in Robeson County, NC
46th North Carolina Regiment, Company A
Rank: Private
February 28, 1862-Appointed 1st Lieutenant and transferred to
51st North Carolina Regiment, Company E
December 11, 1862-Promoted to Captain
May 16, 1864-Wounded in abdomen and legs at Drewry’s Bluff, VA
May 17, 1864-Died of wounds in hospital at Richmond, Virginia

Parents
John Thomas Pope 1825 – 1893 (Robeson County, NC) NC Home Guard
Caroline Council 1819 – 1893 (Robeson County, NC)

Siblings
Florence Pope 1842-1916

Never Married

Burial
Lumberton City Cemetery
5th Street
Lumberton, NC

Willis Henry Pope Grave

Willis Henry Pope Grave