Lt. Joseph Pollard – Tombstone Inscription

Pollard, Joseph, Lieut.
Section 11.1
ID # 110239

Lieut. Joseph Pollard

1908 Plat:
       Lieut. Joseph Pollard (of Alabama)
       Section 11 WP Lot 41
Smith (1908): Lieut. Joseph Pollard
       Section 11 WP Lot 41
       Lot owners Jas. & Jos. Woods
Smith (1908):
       Lieut. Joseph Pollard, no dates
Garrett (1971): Lieut. Joseph Pollard
Lot Cards: Joseph Woods purchased
       Lot 41 in Section 11 WP Sept. 1843

MTSU GSI Survey 2002
No tombstone was located for
Joseph Pollard Section 11.1 Lot 41

In 2013, Fred Zahn discovered
the broken pieces of Lt. Pollard’s
tombstone underground.
Lt. Pollard’s tombstone was repaired
and re-set on his burial site in 2014.

Report: September 15, 2014

Lieutenant Joseph Pollard
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Pollard Family of Montgomery, Alabama

Lieutenant Joseph Pollard was the son of Charles T. Pollard, a wealthy Montgomery gentleman who owned the Montgomery & West Point Railroad and the Alabama & Florida Railroad. Charles T. Pollard accompanied Jefferson Davis on his ride on the M&WPRR to Montgomery in 1861. Charles was a Confederate supporter. He did not charge for his railroads to transport wounded Confederate soldiers and he only charged half fares to men on furlough. He also spent a fortune trying to improve the railroads through Montgomery and Alabama for troops and supplies to get through. A letter in the archives tells how Lt. Pollard’s mother was overcome with grief when it was confirmed that Joseph was dead, after she had been given a false report that he was all right.

Provided by Reed Working. March 2014.

Source of information on Charles T. Pollard: Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. I, No. 4, Winter Issue, 1930, Pages 389-405.

Nashville American, January 2, 1900
Battle of Murfreesboro Thirty Four Years Ago
                                          Instances of Valor
“… Among instances of extraordinary valor: Lieut. Joseph Pollard of Semple’s Alabama battery, declined to leave the battlefield until both his arm and leg were broken…”