Courtney Light Artillery, recruited in Henrico County, was organized during June, 1861. After participating in Jackson's Valley Campaign it was assigned to A. R. Courtney's, H. P. Jones', and W. E. Cutshaw's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. The unit was active in many campaigns of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then participated in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations. It lost 2 killed and 10 wounded at Cross Keys, had 5 wounded at Cedar Mountain, and suffered 1 killed and 7 wounded at Fredericksburg. The battery reported 2 missing of the 90 engaged during the Gettysburg Campaign, and many were disabled in the Shenandoah Valley. It disbanded early in 1865. Its captains were Alfred R. Courtney, Joseph W. Latimer, and William A. Tanner.
Known at various times as Capt. Courtney's Co., Capt. Latimer's Co., and Capt. Tanner's Co. Va. L. Art'y. Company served in Courtney's, Jones', and Cutshaw's Batt'ns Reserve Art'y.