Joshua F. Parks born 1833.
Pvt Company B, Capt Hart of 72nd Enrolled Missouri Militia, enrolled July 30, 1862 in Springfield MO. Ordered into service Aug. 16, 1862, Springfield MO, by Gen. Brown. Relieved from duty Apr 30, 1863 by Gen Holland with 212 days actual service.
Enlisted Sept 18, 1864, in Christian County at age 31 in Company K of 46th Regt Infantry Volunteers under Capt. Sullivan. Mustered in Nov. 7, 1864, in Springfield MO, appointed Corporal Nov. 25th (likely due to his prior and rather long service with the EMM) Mustered out May 19, 1865 at Springfield MO.
Listed Polk Twshp Greene County 1850 Census age 17 Dwelling 753, eldest son of Robert and Ellen M Parks. He is listed as being born in Tennessee. He has a 2 year old brother William listed as being born in TN as well and a 5 month old brother being born in MO, Thus its reasonable to expect that the family migrated from Tennessee between 1847 and 1850.
He is further listed in the Polk Twshp, Christian County MO 1920 census, dwelling 195, living with his daughter and son-in-law, Fannie A and Lankford M Wiles. He is listed as a widower, aged 86 years.
He filed for and received a Missouri Civil War Pension on Aug 26, 1890, Certificate #980.131 by EJ Melton.
He obtained 40 acres of land on Feb. 15 1876 as described in the Springfield land patent office SESE 27/ 27-N 24-W No 5th PM MO Christian County under the 1862 Homstead Act. (BLM document 2752 MO)
I could not scare up a death certificate for him but this should give you a start. As for a photo ask around his family tree.
Hopefully this gives you a start and all of the above comes from primary source documentation.
John Russell MD