George, Fredrick -
Thanks so much for your input as it means a lot to me. I started getting interested in Confederate history as a young boy, when my Grandmother would set me in her lap and tell me about this guy (maybe that's where I got the steel plate thing from!). My Grandparents knew Anthony's wife 1st hand as she (Laura Butt) died in the 1930's.
I started this week with Fold 3, but have not yet figured out how to retrieve her request for his pension - I think it was not until about 1930.
George, I noticed that you mentioned that he was born in Virginia. I was a member of Ancestry a few years ago and ran into a dead-end with Anthony with his birth place. Being he enlisted at Culpeper CH, it makes me think that he was not originally from Norfolk?? And where would he have gotten a middle name of "Southgate"? I would think that there must e a story associated with that. I would love to find out where he came from and who his folks were.
One last question (for now): Some of his service records show that he was "in the field" at certain times. Finally, he had no weapons or horse at any time. Died at 51 years old of Necropsy (kidneys) in Norfolk.
After I learn all I can on this guy, it's on the next ancestors from Norfolk; two brothers Robert Joeseph Carty (KIA) Sharpsburg, and William Francis Carty (wounded 2nd Manasas). Both were 6th VA Inf. Co. D, which would be for another thread.
Thanks again guys, Brad