John D Banks

Contributed by: Diane Siniard

On 24 Jan 1862, Pvt. John D. Banks enlisted in Co. D, 3rd N. Carolina Artillery (40 
State Troops) in Craven Co. Listed as age 49. On 28 Feb 1862, he was present with 
them at Camp Latham, near New Bern, NC. In Mar they retreated from New Bern, 
arrived Kinston, 25 Mar 1862, left there on 28 Mar 1862. On 30 Apr 1862, he was 
with them at Ft. Johnson, then at 30 Jun 1862 at the coastal fortress of Ft. Fisher 
that protected Wilmington, NC. He was with them again 31 Aug 1862 at Ft. Fisher. 
On 21 Oct 1862, he was granted a 30-day medical furlough. On 31 Dec 1862 he 
was with them at Zeeke`s Island, NC. Likewise all were there 28 Feb 1863, 30 Apr 
1863, and 30 Jun 1863. He was back with them on Zeeke`s Island on 31 Aug 1863. 
Then on 11 Oct 1863, they were sent to Old Camp Wyatt, and all were there 31 Oct 
1863 and 31 Dec 1863. On 9 Feb 1864, they moved from Gatlin Battery to Fort Holmes,
NC. They were all there 30 Apr 1864. On 22 Jun 1864, he received a 4-day furlough to 
Beaufort, NC, having been on extra duty at the ordnance dept. beginning 23 May 1864. 
On 31 Oct 1864 all were listed again at Ft. Holmes with John on ordnance duty. At the 
end of the year, the Federal forces began attempts to capture Ft. Fisher and end the 
blockade running from Wilmington. John was captured during the 2nd attempt, 15 Jan 
1865. He was exchanged 13 Feb 1865 at Camp Lee, VA and was at Point Lookout, 
MD, 18 feb 1865. 

John D. Banks (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 3 North Carolina Artillery. 
Side Confederate 
Company D 
Soldier`s Rank_In Private 
Soldier`s Rank_Out Private 
Alternate Name 
Notes Film 
Number M230 roll 2 

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