J.W. Carter's Company, Virginia Horse Artillery (Confederate)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- 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 (see below).
- 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.
- Bushong, Millard Kessler and Timothy T. Pohmer. General Turner Ashby and Stonewall's Valley Campaign. Waynesboro, Va.: McClung Companies, 1992, c1980. FHL Book 975 M2bu.
- McDonald, William Naylor and Bushrod Corbin Washington. A History of the Laurel Brigade: Originally the Ashby Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia and Chew's Battery. n.p.: K.S. McDonald, 1907. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082784 (6 fiche).
- Moore, Robert H. Chew's Ashby, Shoemaker's Lynchburg and the Newtown Artillery. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 111.
- Neese, George M. Three Years in the Confederate Horse Artillery. New York: Neale Pub. Co., 1911. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082766 (4 fiche).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).