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

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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.[1]

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