Back to recipients

BANKS, GEORGE

recipient-no-image

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 eight regiments this flag was the first planted on the parapet.

Read More...

Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Company C, 15th Indiana Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Lake County, Ohio

Citation

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 eight regiments this flag was the first planted on the parapet.