Medal of Honor Action Place: Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA
While in command of two 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. First Lt. Pond then went outside the works and, alone and unaided, fired a howitzer three times, throwing the enemy into confusion and causing him to retire.
Accredited to: Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin
Awarded Posthumously: No
Presentation Date & Details: March 30, 1898
Born: June 11, 1838, Allegany, Cattaraugus County, NY, United States
Died: June 21, 1903, Jersey City, NJ, United States
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery (PM) (70-Lawn), Bronx, NY, United States