Griffin's Company, Virginia Light Artillery

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Brief History

  • Organized as an infantry company and served with the 9th Regiment.
  • In May 1862, it was transferred to the artillery.
  • 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.
  • AKA - Salem Flying Artillery


All of its members were recruited to Roanoke County.

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