The compilers of this reference document had not seen these graves but several persons had told us about them. A friend, George McFatter, just happened to have the information in his wallet and shared it with us. Thank you, George!
You can read about the Southwest Louisiana Jayhawkers in an excellent article written by W. T. Block, historian, at: Jayhawkers of the Civil War in Confederate Louisiana
|LEMUEL JACKSON BRADFORD||JUN 29 1825 FEB 1865 [KILLED BY JAYHAWKERS]|
|WILLIAM WASHINGTON GREEN||1829 1865 [KILLED BY JAYHAWKERS]|
COLLECTED BY GEORGE McFATTER
On April 16 1993, after many months of searching for these graves, we met a young man who agreed to lead us to them. He is 13 year old Whitney Green. We are most grateful to him. We drove west on the Longville Road from Dry Creek. About 4 or 5 miles to Tombstone Road. We parked at a locked gate [Whitney's father is a member of the hunting club which leases this property] We walked almost a mile to the grave site. Welborn Monument Co. placed headstones on these graves several years ago making this a permanently marked part of history. Originally there was a fence around the monuments But it has been removed.
EVELYN E COLE AND ROBERTA B DOTY APR 16, 1993