Sergeant Luke Purser
E Company

 

Born in Warren Co, TN, 10 July 1839, the son of James and Nancy (Rowland) Purser.

 

He enlisted 15 May 1861 at Camp Harris, TN.

 

He was elected Sergeant in 1862.

 

Wounded in shoulder at Jonesboro, GA, 31 August-1 September 1864.

 

Was in Way Hospital in Meridan, MS, on 23 March 1865.

 

Was admitted to hospital in Macon, GA, 9 April1865 and transferred from there on 18 April 1865. Was admitted for "Debilitas".

 

Was captured by 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, USA on the 30 April 1865.

 

Took Oath at Nashville, TN, 10 May 1865.

In the 1900 census he was living alone in a house next door to his sister Mary and her husband Joseph Byars in Warren County, TN.

In 1910 he appeared as a boarder in the household of James and Lelah Glenn.

Pension #11698 filed 4 December 1909 was accepted.

 

He was a farmer after the war and never married.

 

Complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, grey; and height, 6 ft 1 in.

 

He died on 29 December 1914 in Warren Co, TN, and is buried in the Concord Cemetery in Warren County.

 

He was the brother of John Purser.


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