About James W Parks
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal James W. Parks, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 December 1864, while serving with Company F, 11th Missouri Infantry, in action at Nashville, Tennessee, for capture of flag.
General Orders: Date of Issue: February 24, 1865
Action Date: December 16, 1864
Company: Company F
Division: 11th Missouri Infantry