James Pond (Medal of Honor)

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James Pond (Medal of Honor)

Officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. For his actions during the Battle of Baxter Springs, he received the Medal of Honor add

Category: Military

Born in 1838.

Countries: Wisconsin (50%), United States (30%), United Kingdom (10%)

Main connections: Wisconsin, Mark Twain, Illinois

Linked to: Union Army, United States Army, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Christie's




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James Pond was born in 1838 add something


The family moved, first to Illinois in 1844, to Wisconsin in 1847 add something


He studied printing and published "The Journal" in Markesan, Wisconsin between 1860 and 1861 add something


By the end of the war in 1865, he had been promoted to the rank of major add something


Pond's first wife, the former Ann Frances Lynch, died in 1871 add something


In 1874, Pond purchased the Lyceum Theatre Lecture Bureau and embarked on a career managing speakers add something


In 1879, he moved his main office to New York City add something


He married Martha Glass of Jersey City in 1880 add something


In addition to Mark Twain's 1884-85 tour, Pond managed the North American stage of the world-wide lecture tour the author undertook in 1895-96 to pay off his enormous debts add something


For his heroism in that action, he was award the Medal of Honor on March 30, 1898 add something

James Pond died in 1903 add something


All seemed well after a successful amputation below the knee, but Pond took a turn for the worse and died of heart failure on June 21, 1903 add something


He was played in the 1948 "The Adventures of Mark Twain" by Donald Crisp add something