|January 30||Created in Salem, Virginia under the command of Captain Abraham Hupp in response to John Brown’s raid. All of the members were recruited in Roanoke County.|
|July||Paraded from the court house to the railroad station, then took the Virginia & Tennessee Railtoad to Lynchburg, where they became Company A of the 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment|
|May 1||Created in Salem, Virginia by converting Company A, 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment to artillery under the command of Captain Hupp. Attached to the 1st Artillery Regiment.|
|May 14||The battery was mustered into Confederate Service.|
|June||Assigned to Brown’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.|
The battery was commanded at Sharpsburg by Captain Abraham Rupp. It was equipped with two 12 pounder Howitzers and two 6 pounder guns. The battery guarded the Potomac River fords from the Virginia side and was not engaged at Sharpsburg.
|October||Captain Hupp was forced to return home due to advancing cancer. He would die in September 1863. Captain Charles Beale Griffin took command of the battery.|
The battery lost one man wounded.
|February-July||Assigned to Brown’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Captain Griffin was in command of the battery at Gettysburg. It brought 69 men to the field, lost seven men casualties, and was equipped with two 3″ Ordnance Rifles and two 12-pounder Napoleons. There are two War Department markers for the battery on the Gettysburg battlefield.
From the first marker on the west side of Gettysburg at the Railroad Cut:
July 1. The Battery reached the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day.
July 2. Held in reserve near the W. M. Railroad cut.
July 3. The Rifle guns were in position near Fairfield Road. The Napoleons were placed at the railroad cut and remained until night but were not engaged.
July 4. At midnight began the march to Hagerstown.
Casualties not reported. Ammunition expended 154 rounds.
From the marker for the battery on West Confederate Avenue:
July 1. Reached the field too late to take part in the battle.
July 2. Remained in reserve on this ridge north of the railroad.
July 3. The Rifles were moved to this position early in the morning and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault and continued firing for some time afterward. Withdrew at night to camp in rear.
July 4. The Napoleons occupied a position on this ridge south of the Railroad cut but did no firing. After nightfall they joined the Rifles and with them began the march to Hagerstown.
|July-June||Brown’s Battalion was assigned to the 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, when most of Longstreet’s Corps was transferred to the Western Theater.|
Mine Run Campaign
Battle of North Anna
|June-March||Assigned to Hardaway’s Battalion, 1st Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm
|March||Assigned to Hardaway’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.|
One officer and 97 men of the battery were surrendered with Lee’s army. Sergeant James Walton fired one of the last artillery shots while stationed in the yard of the George Peers House at the northeastern end of the village. An iron tablet marks the location.