|George L. Banks|
|Born||October 13, 1839|
|Died||August 20, 1924(aged 84)|
|Place of birth||Lake County, Ohio, United States|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
|Unit||15th Indiana Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Missionary Ridge|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
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 8 regiments this flag was the first planted on the parapet.
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