CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
Griffin's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Salem Flying Artillery)
Salem Flying Artillery was organized as an infantry company and served with the 9th
Regiment. In May, 1862, it was transferred to the artillery. All of its members were recruited to
Roanoke County. The unit was assigned to J.T. Brown's and R.A. Hardaway's Battalion of
Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. It served in the Richmond area, then participated in
numerous engagements from the Maryland Campaign to Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the
Petersburg siege, and was active
around Appomattox. The battery
reported 1 man wounded at Fredericksburg and ten percent of the 69
engaged at Gettysburg disabled.
On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 1 officer and 97 men. Captains Charles B. Griffin and Abraham
Hupp were in command.
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