Sunny South Guards

Military Flag Presentation Ceremony


The following Florida Veteran is being honored in this project:



Age at enlistment: 17

Born:  1844 in Florida

Parents:  unknown.  Robert appears on the census of Hillsborough County in 1860 in the household of William (23) and Elizabeth (17)

Died:  KIA 5/15/1864 at Battle of Resaca, GA

Final Resting Place:  *Oakland Cemetery, near Atlanta Medical College Hospital

Married:  unkown


 Enlisted 8/28/61 at Tampa and was appointed Musician 6/10/62.   He was discharged 12/25/62 for being underage and dropped. He may have returned after the last roll and was mortally wounded at Resaca 5/14/64.

He died in the Atlanta Medical College Hospital and was buried 6/6/64
in local Oakland Cemetery.  An inquiry has been made to this cemetery for photo of Pvt. Carney's grave.


*  Communication from Historic Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA received 8/16/2011: 

“I think I may have found him.  Our Confederate Section listings are published in a book titled Headstones of Heroes. I found 2 listings for 4th Florida, Company K.  One is Thos. A. Gray who died June 18, 1864, hospital unknown and the other is listed as R.J. Carvoy, June 6,1864, Atlanta Medical College Hospital.  I would guess that Carvoy is Carney.You can view the listings from Headstones of Heroes and see a photograph of the headstone by going to  I do know why the website listing just shows CSA as the unit for Carvoy, the book shows Fla 4, K.

-Ruth L. Middleton, HOF Office Manager


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