34 Parks, William Pratt "Buck," Capt.

A volunteer on the Arkansas. 4th Ark Inf Batt, Co. D and 1 Tenn Hvy Arty Regt.



W. E. Woodruff (see Bibliography) wrote, "...it is a great pleasure, and there is a certain pride, in mentioning the names of Captain Wm. P. Parks, who, after the death of Captain Hoadley of the famous heavy battery at Vicksburg, succeeded the latter in command. He was a volunteer in the successful run of the Confederate ram, Arkansas, from Yazoo river to Vicksburg, past the Federal fleet and batteries, in 186[2]."



Photo of William Pratt "Buck" Parks from Library of Congress Prints and Photograph Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 at http://loc.gov/pictures/item/2016650155/  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print



Photo of William Pratt "Buck" Parks from



His biography is at

at http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=1733#




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