George L. Banks

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George L. Banks
Born (1839-10-13)October 13, 1839
Lake County, Ohio, United States
Died August 20, 1924(1924-08-20) (aged 84)
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank First Sergeant
Unit 15th Indiana Infantry Regiment
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 who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Banks joined the 15th Indiana Infantry Regiment in June 1861, and mustered out three years later. He received the Medal of Honor on February 18, 1891 for his actions at the Battle of Missionary Ridge. [1]

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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.[2]

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