George F. Pond

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George F. Pond
Born (1844-10-05)October 5, 1844
Libertyville, Illinois
Died June 21, 1911(1911-06-21) (aged 66)
Place of burial Evergreen Cemetery Fort Scott, Kansas
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Private
Unit 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor
Relations James Pond (brother)

George F. Pond (October 5, 1844 – June 21, 1911) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor.

Pond was born on October 5, 1844 in Libertyville, Illinois,[1] although his official residence was listed as Fairwater, Wisconsin. He was the brother of fellow Medal of Honor recipient James Pond.[2] He died June 21, 1911[1] and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery Fort Scott, Kansas. His grave can be found in section 4.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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.

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  1. ^ a b "Taps Sounded for Maj. Pond". Fort Scott Tribune and The Fort Scott Monitor. June 23, 1911. p. 7. Retrieved February 9, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "George F. Pond". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 

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