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Confederate (CSV)


John W. Banks

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company H, 6th South Carolina Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was originally buried in "Mrs. Kennedy's little orchard opposite her house" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as J. Bincks. Basic service from his Compiled Military Service Record via the Historical Data Systems database. His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4560]