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William Banks Jr. (abt. 1839 - July 20, 1864) served as a private in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William Banks was born about 1837 in Carter County, Tennessee to William and Elizabeth (Hammet) Banks.[1]

Civil War service

Banks enlisted as a private in Company B on September 24, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

He is described as 24 years old, 5' 7 1/2" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Banks is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived, and was detailed as a herder in June 1864. Banks died at Gallatin, Tennessee on July 20, 1864; no cause of death has been found. He had no personal effects or money at the time of his death.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville, it was noted that he had last been paid to June 30, 1864 and had been paid a $25 bounty.

Banks is buried at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee.[2]


  1. 1850 U.S. Census, 3rd Civil District, Carter County, Tennessee.
  2. Cemetery records indicate that he was buried on July 9, 1864, which is contrary to all other official records.

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