b. 13/10/1839 Lake County, Ohio. d. 20/08/1924 Independence, Kansas.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/11/1863 Missionary Ridge, Tennessee.
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.
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.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY, INDEPENDENCE, KANSAS.
Section F, Lot 158