George L. Banks
|George L. Banks|
October 13, 1839|
Lake County, Ohio, United States
|Died||August 20, 1924(aged 84)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
|Unit||15th Indiana Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Missionary Ridge|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Biography[change | change source]
Banks was born in Lake County, Ohio October 13, 1839. He served in the American Civil War in the 15th Indiana Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on February 18, 1891 because of his actions at the Battle of Missionary Ridge.
Medal of Honor citation[change | change source]
As color bearer, led his regiment in the assault, and, though wounded, carried the nag forward to the enemy's works, where he was again wounded. In a brigade of 8 regiments this flag was the first planted on the parapet.