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

George Lovell Banks

Details
  • 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
Citation
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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