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)