(? - 1863)
Home State: Georgia
Education: University of Georgia Law, Class of 1861
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 17th Georgia Infantry
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]