HANKS, JOSEPH - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company E, 37th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Chillicothe, Ohio.

Birth:   Chillicothe, Ohio.

Date of issue:   19 November 1897.

Citation:   Voluntarily and under fire went to the rescue of a wounded comrade Iying between the lines, gave him water, and brought him off the field.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)