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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 05/10/1844 Libertyville, Illinois. d. 21/06/1911 Fort Scott, Kansas.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/05/1864 Drywood, Kansas.

 

He was enrolled in the 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, and was mustered in on December 27, 1861 a Private in Company C, a unit that had his older brother James Burton Pond as its 2nd Lieutenant. He would go on to render distinguished bravery at Drywood, Kansas on May 15, 1864 that would see him be awarded the CMOH.

 

MOH 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, FORT SCOTT, KANSAS.

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