Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

George Lovell Banks

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    15th Indiana Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 25, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, USA
As color bearer, led his regiment in the assault, and, though wounded, carried the flag forward to the enemy's works, where he was again wounded. In a brigade of eight regiments this flag was the first planted on the parapet.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 28, 1897
  • Born: October 13, 1839, Lake County, OH, United States
  • Died: August 20, 1924, Independence, KS, United States
  • Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery (PM) (F-158) , Independence, KS, United States

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