Bangs, Isaac Sparrow was born on March 17, 1831 in Canaan, Maine, United States. Son of Captain Isaac Sparrow Bangs.
Educated in Maine and New York.
Mustered in as captain Company A, 20th Maine volunteer infantry, August 29, 1862. Served in Army of Potomac in Maryland. campaign, September and October, 1862, including battle of Antietam, September 17, Shepardstown Ford, September 18 and 19, in Virginia, October, 1862. to February, 1863. Battle of Fredericksburg.
Expedition to Ellis and Richard’s fords, Burnside’s 2d campaign (“Mud March”), etc. Lieutenant colonel United States colored troops, February 26, 1863. Commanded 4th regiment, Ullman’s brigade (later named 81st United States colored infantry).
Served in Department of Gulf. Took part in siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana. President of examining board, October 3, 1863.
Colonel 10th United States colored heavy artillery, November 10, 1863. Commanding Forts Jackson. St. Phillip, Livingston and Pike, and defenses of New Orleans until honorary discharge July 19, 1864.
Bvtd. brigadier general United States vols. March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious service during war. Home: Waterville, Me.