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Chew's Ashby, Shoemaker's Lynchburg and the Newtown Artillery

Robert H. Moore, II
Books/Monographs
English
Lynchburg, Virginia : H.E. Howard, c1995
[ii], a-[h], 126 p. : maps, ports.
1561900761
The Virginia regimental histories series

Notes

Bibliography: p. 122-126.

Includes rosters.

Captain John Wright Carter's Company of the Virginia Horse Artillery was organized in 1861 under the command of Captain Roger Preston Chew. It served in the 7th Virginia Cavalry which was under the command of Turner Ashby. In 1862 when it became an independent company known as Chew's Battery and served in the Laurel Brigade. The company later served in Pelham's, Beckham's, and Chew's battalions of the Stuart Horse Artillery. In 1864 it came under the command of Captain James Walton Thomson and then under Captain John Wright Carter in 1865. It also served in Major James W. Thomson's Battalion of Rosser's Cavalry. It was also known as Ashby Artillery or Ashby Battery.

Captain John J. Shoemaker's Company of the Virginia Horse Artillery was also known as the Beauregard Rifles or the Lynchburg Beauregards. It may also have been known as Captain Marcellus Newton Moorman's Company of the Virginia Horse Artillery. It served with the Stuart Horse Artillery.

The Newtown Artillery was also known as Company C of the Virginia Light Artillery 1st Regiment (Pendleton's). It existed for one year before being disbanded in 1862 and its men reassigned to Captain John Pelham's Company of Stuart Horse Artillery.

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