Corporal Henry Pollard, USV


In April 1863, Colonel Nathan W. Daniels, commanding officer of the 2nd Louisiana Native Guards, and commander of Union troops on Ship Island, recommended then-Private Pollard for a commission as a second lieutenant in Company E of the Guards. Apparently Pollard never received the commission as Pollard is not one of those listed by Lufkin as being promoted for a commission in the Corps d'Afrique. This is extraordinary in that Pollard and his company left Ship Island in February 1863, and in January 1863, Daniels had placed the officers and men of Companies D and F on arrest for refusing to obey the orders of the superior officers of the 2nd LNG who were colored.

See Thank God My Regiment An African One: The Civil War Diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels Ed. C.P. Weaver.

and Companies D and F of the Thirteenth Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry.
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