18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
John Abshire, Jr., Pvt.
...Flag design is based on a small torn
section of the regimental battle flag which is on display in
the Confederate Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana. May 19,
1865. When the 18th
Regiment was disbanded the flag was torn into ten pieces and
a piece given to each of
the ten company commanders. (Placement of Battle
Inscriptions is specualtive and based on similar Confederate
battle flags of the same period.)
...At this point in time, we are still
searching for an image of John Abshire and we hope to add
one in the forseeable future.Should any of his decendants
have a photo of him, and would gratiously care to place a
copy of his photo at this web site...this researcher would
Pvt., Co. K.
~ Military Record
Abshire, John, Jr., Pvt. Co. K.,
18th Cons. La. Infty. Roll for Jany. and Febry. 1864
(Only Roll on file)-"Enlisted Apl. 7th. 1862-St. Martin-Roll
states Absent-detached Provost Grd. service-at Alexandria,
La. Feby. 1864 order of Brig. Hd. Qrs."
From: Southwest Louisiana Biographical and
JOHN ABSHIRE, JR., ABBEVILLE...John
Abshire, Jr., a prominent merchant of Ward 5, was born near
his present place of residence, August 17, 1843. He is the
second of a family of eight children, born to John Abshire.
John Abehire, Sr., was a native of Vermilion parish, whose
grandfather was directly from England.
The subject of this sketch received his education in the
schools of Vermilion parish and from private tutorage. When
seventeen years of age, in 1861, he joined the Confederate
army, enlisting in Fournet's Battalion. He was afterward
transferred to the Eighteenth Louisiana
Infantry, in which he served until the close of the
war. He was in the battles of Bayou Lafourche, Camp Bisland,
Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. After the war Mr. Abshire
returned to Vermilion parish, and commenced farming and
stock raising, which has been his principal occupation since
that time. In 1879 he opened a mercantile business, which he
still conducts. He is the owner of twenty-five hundred acres
of land, which he cultivates in cotton and corn. Mr. Abshire
is a successful business man. He was married September,
1865, to Beizire Broussard. They are the parents of four
children, three of whom are living, to&emdash;wit: Joseph
T., Olita and John Allison. The other died in infancy. In
politics Mr. Abshire adheres strictly to he principles of
Democracy. He and family are members of the Catholic church.
William Henry Perrin Published in 1891 by L. Graham &
Printers, 99, 101, 103 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA.