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Confederate (CSV)


Jacob Berry Banks

(1838 - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Coweta County, he enlisted as a Private, Company D, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 6 May 1862 in at Coweta, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to CS General Hospital #22 in Richmond, VA on 18 October 1862 and was there to at least 4 January 1863, by then being treated for smallpox, then at Howard's Grove Hospital to 26 March, when he was sent to the Smallpox Hospital in Richmond. He was sent to the CS Army hospital in Danville, VA on 4 May - admitted for a gunshot wound. He was transferred again, to Atlanta, GA on 16 June 1863, and furloughed home, date not given. He died there in July 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Roster,1 which has him in Company C, and from his Compiled Service Records via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Eliza McCollum (1833-1891) in 1859 in Coweta County and they had 3 daughters, the third, Sarah Ellen, born about a month after his death.


09/09/1838; Senoia, GA


07/26/1863; Coweta County, GA; burial in Mount Gilead United Methodist Cemetery, Coweta County, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 27354]