George L. Banks
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.