|Birth||July 11, 1844|
|Death||June 24, 1934|
|Unit||7th Ohio Cavalry, Company F|
Private Morgan S Pollard
Company F, 7th Ohio Cavalry
Pollard was born in Ohio on July 11, 1844. He enlisted as an 18-year old private on September 8, 1862. Pollard was mustered on October 29, 1862. He served about 33 months before being mustered out on July 1, 1863.
The 7th Ohio Cavalry was organized at Camp Ripley, Ohio in October 1862. During Pollard’s enlistment, the unit was in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Rogersville (TN) (November 6, 1863).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 26-September 2, 1864).
Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Battle of Selma (AL) (April 2, 1865).
Seventy six (76) members of the 7th Ohio Cavalry were captured on November 6, 1863. The commander of Confederate forces reported that over 850 Union forces were captured at the Battle of Rogersville, Tennessee.
Morgan died on June 24, 1934 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge (Furnas County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Cambridge Post (#187) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Cambridge. In addition, he was a member of the Stacey Post (#130) of the GAR in Friend, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.