ANSTEATT, LAWRENCE (1843~1907) Lawrence Ansteatt was a private in Company H of the 20th Texas Infantry, Harrisons Brigade. The 20th Infantry Regiment was organized at Galveston with a large percent of them being middle-aged. The regiment was assigned to the Trans-Mississippi Department and served in Texas. It performed guard duty along the coast from Galveston to the Sabine River. Ansteatt enlisted September 18, 1863 and was included in the surrender on June 2, 1865. On military records his last name is spelled Ansteall.
Lawrence Ansteatt was born in Belgium in 1843. He came to Texas in 1858 and lived in Galveston, Texas where he was a carpenter. On the Confederate Home Roster his religion is listed as Catholic. He was admitted to the home January 14, 1906 and died August 24, 1907. The only person he wished to notify upon his death was his brother Emil Ansteatt who was listed as living in Galveston. Ansteatt was not married at the time of his death. His death certificate says he was 75 years old, when he was actually 64. Lawrence Ansteatt was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information from: Confederate Home Roster, compiled military records, and the National Park Service website at itd.nps.gov.