POND, JAMES B. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company C, 3d Wisconsin Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Baxter Springs, Kans., 6 October 1863. Entered service at: Janesville, Rock County, Wis.

Birth:   Allegany, N.Y.

Date of issue:   30 March 1898.

Citation:   While in command of 2 companies of Cavalry, was surprised and attacked by several times his own number of guerrillas, but gallantly rallied his men, and after a severe struggle drove the enemy outside the fortifications. 1st Lt. Pond then went outside the works and, alone and unaided, fired a howitzer 3 times, throwing the enemy into confusion and causing him to retire.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)