Elijah Pressley (b. abt 1846) served as a private in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.
Elijah Pressley was born about 1846 in Washington County, Tennessee.
Civil War service
Pressley enlisted as a private in Company D on January 1, 1865 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in September 1, 1865 in Knoxville.
At enlistment he was 18 years old, 5' 6" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.
He is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.
Pressley mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to enlistment, owed $2.01 to the government for clothing, and was owed a $100 bounty.
No application for a pension has been located, nor has a date of death or where he is buried.
- It is possible that his parents are Enoch and Sarah Elizabeth (Salts) Pressley/Presley. Additional research is necessary.
- It is very likely that Jeremiah Pressley, also of Company D, is his brother.