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.

Capt. Griffin's Company (Salem Flying Art'y) Virginia Light Artillery. Formerly Capt. Hupp's Co. Virginia Light Artillery and (1st) Co. A, 9 Reg't Va. Inf. Attached in 1862 to the 1st Reg't Va. Art'y, which became the 1st Batt'n Va. L, Art'y.

Battles, Skirmishes and Engagements


  • Antietam (September 17, 1862)
  • Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
  • Chancellorsville (May 1-4, 1863)
  • 2nd Winchester (June 14-15, 1863)
  • Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
  • Bristoe Campaign (October 1863)
  • Mine Run Campaign (November-December 1863)
  • The Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864)
  • Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864)
  • North Anna (May 23-26, 1864)
  • Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Chaffin's Farm (September 29, 1864)
  • Fort Gilmer (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)