U.S. ARMY

George L. Banks

Rank:

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

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 Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

OCTOBER 13, 1839, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO

Died:

AUGUST 20, 1924, INDEPENDENCE, KANSAS

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