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Confederate (CSV)


Virgil Adam Stewart Parks

(? - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Education: University of Georgia Law, Class of 1861

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A lawyer in Bainbridge, Decatur County, he enrolled on 13 August 1861 and was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company D, 17th Georgia Infantry on the 15th.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action in Maryland in 1862.

The rest of the War

He was elected Captain in January 1863, but was killed in action at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. His presence in Maryland from an account he sent the Savannah Republican, published on their front page on 1 October 1862; online from Georgia Historic Newspapers. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has his full name as Virgil Adam Stewart Parks.


Date not known in GA


07/02/1863; Gettysburg, PA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 27671]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27672]