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Francis Bradley Banks
Private Francis Bradley Banks
Company B, 1st Iowa Infantry.
Died 10 Nov 1915; 76.5 years of age.

Francis Bradley Banks enlisted as a Private on 18 Apr 1861 at 22 years of age. His residence was report as Iowa City, Iowa.

Francis B Banks was mustered into the Company B, 1st Iowa Infantry regiment on 14 May 1861.
He served 3 months; 14 May 1861 to 21 Aug 1861.

The 1st Iowa Infantry regiment was a 90 day enlistment. The regiment left the state on 13 June and joined Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon's command on 19 June 1861 for the duration of its term of service.

While Francis B. Banks was in service, the 1st Iowa Infantry regiment was engaged in the battle of
  • Wilson's Creek, Missouri, 10 Aug 1861
    which had a direct impact on the course of the war.

    Francis B. Banks, and his regiment, was mustered out on 21 Aug 1861 after the expiration of his term of service at St. Louis Missouri.

    Other information regarding Francis B. Banks gleaned from the Boulder Genealogical Society Columbia Cemetery Burial Index, includes:
  • born 03 APR 1839 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • twice married
        - 1st: Hannah Jennie Middleworth,15 SEP 1863
        - 2nd: Amelia Jennette Osborn, 03 FEB 1869 in Marengo, Iowa
  • 06 known children; 02 by Hannah Middleworth; 04 by Amelia Osborn
  • occupations listed as
        - lawyer including for US Treasury Department
        - managed a general merchandise store
        - mined at Sugar Loaf
        - operated a stage between Boulder and Sugar Loaf
        - farmer
  • resident of Boulder County before 1880 census
  • member of Columbia Lodge #14 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
  • died 10 NOV 1915 in Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado

  • Boulder Genealogical Society, Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

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