Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship the and loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Parks performed his duties with skill and courage throughout a furious two-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Accredited to: New York, New York
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: 1823, Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY, United States