FRANCIS B. POND was born in Jefferson county, New York, August 9, 1825; came to Ohio October, 1841; admitted
to the bar in 1853 by the Supreme Court of Ohio; elected Prosecuting Attorney of Morgan county in 1855, aud served
two terms. In April, 1861, he raised a company for the three months' service, of which he was elected Captain.
The company was assigned to the Seventeenth Regiment Ohio Volunteers, of which he was, upon its organization, elected
LieutenantColonel. After service in Western Virginia, this regiment was mustered out in August, 1861.
He was, in October following, appointed Lieutenant-Colonel to aid in recruiting and organizing the Sixty-second
Regiment of Ohio Volunteers. The regiment was recruited, organized and, on the 19th of January, 1862, took the
field, and was ordered to report to General Lander, in Western Virginia. The regiment served in the divisions of
Generals Lander and Shields (taking part in the battle of Winchester, in March, 1862), until July 1, when it was
sent to the Peninsula, to join the Army of the Potomac. When that army fell back to Fortress Monroe, the regiment,
with others, was ordered to Suffolk, Virginia, where it remained until January 1, 1863, when it was ordered to
Norfolk; thence to Newbern, North Carolina; thence to Port Royal, South Carolina. It remained in South Carolina,
taking its full share in the capture of Follie and Morris Islands and Forts Wagner and Gregg. In January, 1804,
the regiment veteranized, and was sent home on veteran furlow, on the expiration of which it was ordered to Washington,
thence to Bermuda Hundred. It remained in front of Richmond and Petersburgh, participating in the battles thereabout
until the close of the war. Colonel Pond resigned on account of ill health, and returned home in December, 1864.
At the fall election of 1867, he was elected a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, from Morgan county,
where he had resided since 1850, in which he served two years.
In the fall he was elected Attorney-General of the State of Ohio, which office he now fills.
Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872
Ohio State Officials and the 60th General Assembly
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