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BANKS, Nathaniel Prentiss "Commissary Banks"
Born January 30 1816, Waltham MA
Died September 1 1894, Waltham MA
Pre-War Profession Cotton mill worker, lawyer, politician, US congressman, House Speaker, state governor.
War Service January 1861 appointed Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded V Corps, was soundly defeated in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded II Corps at Cedar Mountain, commanded Dept. of the Gulf, Port Hudson (thanks of Congress), Red River campaign, held no further effective command.
Post War Career US congressman, US marshal.
 
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