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2nd Arkansas Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Elias Harris PresleyRank: Private Company: I

Although Elias Harris Presley was from Leake County, Mississippi, he enlisted in Captain Ross' Company at Johnsville, Arkansas in July 1861. Ross' Company became Co. I of the 2nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment. Elias was wounded at the Battle of Perryville in October 1862, wounded again at the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, and for a third time at the Battle of Atlanta in August 1864. He served in the 2nd Arkansas until the end of the war and was paroled at Greensboro, Georgia in May 1865. Elias had two brothers who also served during the Civil War. Andrew Jenkins Presley was a member of Co F, 33rd Mississippi Infantry, and R.C. Presley served in Co I, 39th Mississippi Infantry.

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