of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
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.
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.
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