Lafayette Pursley

Mustered into service as a Private November 25th, 1861

Born 14 December 1841

Died 06 January 1933

Buried Woodlawn / Maxville Cemetery, Randolph County Indiana


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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.