Anthony Southgate Butt
Residence Richmond VA;
Enlisted on 8/1/1863 at Culpeper Court House, VA as a Private.
On 8/1/1863 he mustered into "B" Co. VA 39th Battn Cavalry
He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA
He was listed as:
* Detailed 8/7/1864 Quartermaster Department (As Teamster)
born in Virginia
The battalion served with the Provost Guard, ANV, December 1863 - April 1865
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series
- Southern Historical Society Papers: Appomattox Paroles ANV
The 39th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry was organized with two companies, later increased to four. It was attached to General Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, and served as General R. E. Lee's personal cavalry command. The unit participated in every engagement at which General Lee was present from Fredericksburg to Appomattox. On April 9, 1865, it contained 1 officer and 80 men. Major John H. Richardson was in command. Also called Richardson's Battalion of Scouts, Guides, and Couriers.