Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Born 11 June 1842
Died 26 March 1863
Buried Woodlawn / Maxville Cemetery, Randolph County Indiana
Private Pursley developed a serious case of remittent fever soon after arriving in Washington D.C. with the regiment in the fall of 1861. He would soon be discharged from the service because of disability.