of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
POND, JAMES B.
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
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.
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