Mustered into service as a Private November 25th, 1861
Born 14 December 1841
Died 06 January 1933
Buried Woodlawn / Maxville Cemetery, Randolph County Indiana
Private Pursley first joined the Army two weeks after the firing on Fort Sumpter in April of 1861. He was a Private in Company C of the 8th Indiana Infantry mustering out on August 6th, 1861.
He was wounded in the left shoulder at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5th, 1864.
He filed for a pension in April of 1867.