George L. Banks

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George L. Banks
Born October 13, 1839(1839-10-13)
Lake County, Ohio
Died August 20, 1924(1924-08-20) (aged 84)
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 15th Indiana Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Missionary Ridge
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

George Lovell Banks (October 13, 1839 - August 20, 1924) was an American soldier. He received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.

Biography[change | edit 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 | edit source]

Citation:

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.[1]

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Medal of Honor

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