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George Lovell Banks
Birth: Oct. 13, 1839
Death: Aug. 20, 1924

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company C, 15th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee on November 25, 1863. His citation reads "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". His Medal was awarded to him on September 28, 1897. He was one of three 15th Indiana Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others 2nd Lieutenant Thomas N. Graham and Chaplain John M. Whitehead). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Olive W. Banks (1842 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Balsar Banks (1866 - 1953)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Independence
Montgomery County
Kansas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
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