I'm having a problem reconciling stories about the 1st Rockbridge Artillery: Story 1 holds that the 4 light "Cadet" 6-pounders currently on post at VMI were the "Matthew, Mark, Luke and John" named by the Reverend Pendleton, USMA Class of 1830, the unit's first commander. This is supported by Bradley Schmehl's painting and as we all know those guys ... Schmehl, Kuntsler, Strain, Rocco ... are very careful about the details. The Schmehl painting is during Jackson's Valley Campaign in 1862. So far, so good.
Story 2 holds that when the 1st Rockbridge was ordered to Harper's Ferry in May 1861, they took only two of the "Cadet" 6-pounders with them. The Richmond Arsenal issued them another 6-pounder (M1841) and a 12-pounder Howitzer when they were in Harper's Ferry. These were supposedly the guns christened by Reverend Pendleton prior to First Manassas and the ones used there on Henry House Hill. After the battle, the two "Cadet" guns were replaced with two captured 20 pounder Parrotts. This is supported by a Mort Kuntsler painting showing Willie Poague and other members of the 1st Rockbridge with a 20-pounder Parrott, in 1862, during the Valley Campaign. (Sorry, I cannot paste it in here.)
I'm stumped. Which is the real story?