Chew’s Battery, also known as Ashby Horse Artillery, and John W. Carter’s Horse Artillery. Organized at Flowing Spring, Jefferson County, on November 13, 1861. Reorganized on May 19, 1862. Temporarily disbanded on January 16, 1865, with orders to reassemble on April 1, 1865, at Lynchburg. Armed with one 3-inch Rifle, one 12-lb. Howitzer, and one 3.1-inch Blakely Rife from March 23, 1862, to April 9, 1865. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865.
First Commander was Captain Robert Preston Chew, followed by Captains James Walton Thomson and John Wright Carter.
[Source: Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia, by Stewart Sifakis]
West Virginia counties contributing soldiers: Jefferson, Berkeley