Captain Robert W. Banks, Co. D, 37th Mississippi Infantry, CSA
- July 29: Robert Webb Banks was born in Columbus, MS to Dunstan and Lucretia Webb Banks.
- December 12: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Columbus, Lowndes County, MS showed 7 year old Robert living with his parents and siblings. His father was a planter with $25,000 in real estate and 50 slaves.
- Enrolled at the University of Alabama.
- August 15: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Columbus, Lowndes County, MS showed 17 year old Robert, a student, living with his parents and siblings. His father was listed as a planter.
- May 1: Enlisted in the C.S. Army as a Private in Columbus, MS. Assigned to the Co. B 43rd MS Infantry.
- May 17: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Cadet of Alabama University. Ordered back by the Governor of Alabama.”
- March to October: Company Muster Rolls. Present.
- November & December: Company Muster Roll. Remarks “Transferred Nov 20, 1862 to 37 Miss Reg by ord. Genl. Maury.”
- January & February: Field and Staff Muster Roll. Present. On this first muster roll he is listed as a Sergeant Major.
- July 4: Captured at Vicksburg.
- July 5: Robert signs an oath promising never to take up arms against the Untied States again in exchange for release.
- July 9: Robert shows up on a Roll of Prisoners of War.
- June 30 – October 31: Field and Staff Muster Roll. Present
- November & December: Field and Staff Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent with leave.”
- July & August: Field and Staff Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Assigned to duty Jan. 1. 63”
- November 30: Fought in the Battle of Franklin.
- May 1: Paroled at Greensboro, NC.
- November 19: Robert Banks married Alice C. Sherrod in Lawrence County, Alabama.
- June 3: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Lowndes County, MS showed Robert, a planter, and Alice living with their children: Sarah, 9, Lucile, 6, Robert, 5 and James, 3.
- July 2: Daily Commercial, Vicksburg, MS
- Robert authored the book The Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864: The Bloodiest Engagement of the War Between the States.
- April 23: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Biloxi, Harrison County, MS showed a retired Robert and Alice living with their adult children: Lucile, Robert and Alice.
- February 12: Gulfport Daily Herald
- April 23: Gulfport Daily Herald: Robert and Alice’s son, Robert Jr., gets into some trouble with the law but is acquitted of attempt to commit murder.
- September: Robert Webb Banks died.
- September 15: Obituary appeared in Gulfport Daily Herald
Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967, Univ. Press of Mississippi