Pvt. Banks fought in the battle of Trevillian Station and was captured near Louisa Court House, Va. on June 11, 1864. He was then sent to Point Lookout, Md. and on July 25th was sent to Elmira Prison, N.Y.
On February 12, 1865, Amos Banks died at Elmira Prison of chronic diarrhea and was buried in grave # 2016. His effects were listed as $30 C.S. currency.