HANKS, ALLAN - Vermilion County, Louisiana | ALLAN HANKS - Louisiana Gravestone Photos

Allan HANKS

Abshire (Abbeville) Cemetery
Vermilion County,
Louisiana

Died April 30, 1863

Legend has it that these men were deserters from the Confederate Army; although no record can be found that they served in the Confederacy,& that Confederate General Alfred Mouton ordered that deserters & conscript evaders to be treated as "Jayhawkers". Acting on these orders, a COMITE DE VIGILANCE hunted down these Jayhawkers who were known to have gone around looting, killing & burning & surprised & killed all eleven of them at the Stelly residence.

Another legend tells of these poor Acadian descendents who were being forced to serve in the Confederacy even though they were not in agreement with the cause &, such being the case, many hid out to avoid conscription. They were farmers & not "Jayhawkers" who killed & robbed. Because they refused to fight in the Confederacy General Mouton had them killed.

Photo courtesy of Alvenia Thibodeaux

Contributed on 9/6/14

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Record #: 68025

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Submitted: 9/6/14 • Approved: 9/6/14 • Last Updated: 3/26/18 • R68025-G68025-S3

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