(1818 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 53rd Virginia Infantry
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.
09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Aylett, VA