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George Lovell Banks-Independence, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 14.220 W 095° 42.324
15S E 260009 N 4124594
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Missionary Ridge, TN on November 25, 1863. He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, MO in Section F, Lot 158.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2018 8:56:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMYMXJ
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Long Description:
He was born on October 13, 1839 in Lake County, OH and died on August 20, 1924 in Independence, MO. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: BANKS, GEORGE L.
• Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 15th Indiana Infantry
• Place and date: At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863
• Entered service at: Allen County, Ind.
• Date of issue: 28 September 1897
Citation: 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.
Armed Service: Army

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