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Brief History

Alburtis'-Wise Battery was formed in 1859 and entered Confederate service during April, 1861. In October, 1862, it was broken up. The men were assigned to S.D. Lee's Battalion of Artillery, and many joined Eubank's-Taylor's Battery. Its commanders were Captains Ephriam G. Alburtis and James S. Brown. [1]


Company A

Company B

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).
AKA - Wise Artillery

Company C

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.
AKA - Newtown Artillery

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865.
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1992- 1995. (Family History Library book 975 M2ss, Ten Volumes.) This gives organization information for each unit and its field officers, assignments, and battles. It also lists sources further reading. Volume 5 is for Virginia.
  • Slaughter, Philip. A sketch of the life of Randolph Fairfax : a private in the ranks of the Rockbridge Artillery, attached to the Stonewall Brigade, and afterwards to the First Regiment Virginia Light Artillery, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, including a brief account of Jackson's celebrated Valley Campaign. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082779
  • Wallace, Lee A. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations, 1861-1865. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 M2vr, Volume 29.) This gives brief historical sketches of each regiment and lists officers, company names, and commanders.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).


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