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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

William George Pollard

(1818 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 41 year old medical doctor in King William County, he was commissioned Captain, Company H, 53rd Virginia Infantry on 26 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 while in command of the Regiment as senior officer present. He had resigned his commission on 9 September due to age, but he remained with his Company awaiting its acceptance.

The rest of the War

His resignation was approved on 23 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from Gregory G. Howard's 53rd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1999) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravestone is on Findagrave. His son George William Pollard (1844-1884) served with Mosby late in the War and was later also an MD.

Birth

04/02/1818

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Aylett, VA

Notes

1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 19018]