George F. Pond
|George F. Pond|
October 5, 1844|
|Died||June 21, 1911(aged 66)|
|Place of burial||Evergreen Cemetery Fort Scott, Kansas|
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
|Relations||James Pond (brother)|
Pond was born on October 5, 1844 in Libertyville, Illinois, although his official residence was listed as Fairwater, Wisconsin. He was the brother of fellow Medal of Honor recipient James Pond. He died June 21, 1911 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery Fort Scott, Kansas. His grave can be found in section 4.
Medal of Honor citation
For extraordinary heroism on 15 May 1864, while serving with Company C, 3d Wisconsin Cavalry, in action at Drywood, Kansas. With two companions, Private Pond attacked a greatly superior force of guerrillas, routed them, and rescued several prisoners.