John T Pollock

BirthSept. 9, 1846
DeathOct. 2, 1931
CemeteryWyuka (Lincoln)
PostFarragut (Lincoln)
Unit124th Indiana Infantry, Company A

Private John T Pollock

Company A, 124th Indiana Infantry

Pollock was born in Indiana on September 9, 1846. He was residing in Harrisburg (Fayette County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 24, 1864. Pollock was mustered as a substitute for another soldier. He served about 1 year before he was discharged on August 31, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.

The 124th Indiana was organized at Terre Haute and Indianapolis between November 1863 and March 1864. The unit was mustered on March 10, 1864. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Operations against General Hood (GA/AL) September 29-Novemner 3, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (March 1-April 26, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) (April 26, 1865) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee.

Pollock died on October 2, 1931 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Pollock was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lincoln.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.