Pendleton, William Nelson, Colonel
An attempt was made to organize this regiment during early 1861, but it was evidently not completed, and not recognized by the A&IGO. It appears to have been disbanded prior to April 26, 1862. Co C was disbanded in the fall of 1861, and the men assigned to Captain Pelham's Co. Va. Arty. Only 2 companies are identified as having been mustered as of this regiment.
Co. B Wise Artillery, Martinsburg, Berkeley County (now West Va.) formerly Ephriam G. Alburtis's Battery Va. Light Artillery; organized November 19, 1859; enlisted April 19, 1861 for one year; reorganized April 26, 1862 as Capt. James S. Brown's Battery Va. Light Arty. Captains: Ephriam G. Alburtis (resigned January 25, 1862) James S. Brown (elected February 1, 1862).
Co C Newtown Artillery, Culpeper County; formerly Capt. George A. Groves' Battery Va. Light Arty; formerly Capt. Robert F. Beckham's Battery; enlisted April 19, 1861 for one year; disbanded in the fall of 1862 and the men assigned to Capt. John Pelham's Co., Stuart Horse Arty. Captains: George A. Groves, Robert Franklin Beckham.