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James A. Pressly diary 1865-1880

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1079 (Text) 00000106659816 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/08/06 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/06 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/11 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a copy of the Civil War diary from James A. Pressly in Marion County, Indiana, in 1865, regarding his service in the 79th Indiana Regiment, as well as copies of Republican campaign tickets indicating Pressly's brother John ran for the position of sheriff of Marion County, Indiana in 1876 and 1880.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
James A. Pressly diary, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
James Andrew Pressly was born July 29, 1840, in Marion, Indiana to James and Elizabeth (Hamilton) Pressly. He had a brother named John T. Pressly. James Pressly married Anna E. Fletcher on June 23, 1898. He served with the 79th Indiana Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. Pressly died in 1902 in Marion, Indiana. John Pressly was born in Preble County, Ohio on May 7, 1831. He married Mary A. Dunn on June 25, 1855. Pressly was elected sheriff of Marion County, Indiana in the late 1870s and 1880. He died April 27, 1894 in Marion County. Sources: Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Accessed August 6, 2015. U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service. "Pressly, James." The Civil War: Soldiers and Sailors Database. Accessed August 6, 2015. County Genealogy Trails. "Biographies." Last updated 2008. Accessed August 6, 2015.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 79th (1862-1865)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Military life.
Indiana > Politics and government > 19th century.
Elections > Indiana > 19th century.
Marion County (Ind.)
Genre: Diaries.

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