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George F. Pond
Born (1844-10-05)October 5, 1844
Died June 21, 1911(1911-06-21) (aged 66)
Place of birth Libertyville, Illinois
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
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 although his official residence was listed as Fairwater, Wisconsin.

He was the brother of fellow Medal of Honor recipient James Pond.[1]

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 citationEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "George F. Pond". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1078. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 

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