John Abshire, Jr.

Pvt., Co. K.


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...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.)

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John Abshire, Jr., Pvt.

...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 be grateful.


John Abshire, Jr.

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."

~ Biography ~

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.

From: Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical by
William Henry Perrin Published in 1891 by L. Graham & Sons,
Printers, 99, 101, 103 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA.
pp. 277-278


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