Ephraim F. Bankard

Ephraim F. Bankard

Birth
Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 May 1894 (aged 53–54)
Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Plot Phoebus, Section D, 6917
Memorial ID 60313015 · View Source
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The son of Abraham & Belinda (Stonesifer) Bankard, he apparently never married. In 1860, he was a laborer living in Littlestown, Adams County, and stood 5' 9" tall.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted January 3, 1862, in the field at Camp Dix, Baltimore, Maryland, and mustered into federal service there the same day. Captured at the battle of Carter's Woods June 15, 1863, and incarcerated on Belle Isle in Richmond. Following his parole, he deserted from Camp Parole, Annapolis, Maryland, but came back after 10 days and returned to duty with the regiment on October 5, 1863. Wounded at the battle of Monocacy July 9, 1864, whan a ball entered just below the right knee and exited through the calf. Returned to active duty September 20, 1864, and was honorably discharged January 3, 1865.

After the war, he lived in both Columbia, Lancaster County, and York. In 1889, he entered the Soldiers' Home in Hampton, Virginia, and died unexpectedly of a lung hemorrhage. His last name was also spelled "Bankert," but he insisted that "Bankard" was correct.


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  • Created by: Dennis Brandt
  • Added: 19 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60313015
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ephraim F. Bankard (1840–9 May 1894), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60313015, citing Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Brandt (contributor 47232334) .