Proffit Family Letters, 1860-1865

The Proffits were a farm family Wilkes County, North Carolina. William Proffit (b. ca. 1803) and Mary Proffit (b. ca. 1805) were the parents of four sons who served in the Confederate army. William H. Proffit (b. ca. 1839) served in Co. B, 1st North Carolina Inf. and died at Gordonsville, Virginia on October 18, 1863. Alfred N. Proffit (b. ca. 1842) and Andrew J. Proffit (b. ca. 1834) served in Co. D, 18th North Carolina Infantry and survived the war. Calvin Luther Proffit (b. ca. 1842) served in Co. H, 13th North Carolina Infantry and died in camp on March 23, 1863. According to the 1860 census, Andrew and William H. were both school teachers. Their two younger brothers Alfred N. and Calvin L. were farm laborers on the family farm. Several of the letters are directed Rachel Proffit (b. ca. 1837), the sister of the four Proffit brothers. There are also letters from relatives who served in the 1st and 53rd North Carolina Infantry regiments. Calvin L. Proffit died in camp in March 1863. William H. Proffit died at Gordonsville, Virginia in October 1863.

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Letters

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
9445 Proffit6 Jesse Miller Elizabeth Miller Goldsboro, NC
9444 Proffit5 Alfred N. Proffit Calvin Luther Proffit MD
9440 Proffit1 September 8, 1861 Alfred Walsh Alfred N. Proffit NC Wilkes County, NC
9441 Proffit2 May 11, 1862 Alfred Walsh Calvin Luther Proffit Goldsboro, NC
9442 Proffit3 May 20, 1862 Alfred Walsh Calvin Luther Proffit Goldsboro, NC
9443 Proffit4 June 12, 1862 Alfred Walsh Calvin Luther Proffit , Alfred N. Proffit Richmond, VA
9446 Proffit7 January 12, 1863 Jesse Miller William Proffit , Mary Proffit Goldsboro, NC Wilkes County, NC
9447 Proffit8 January 26, 1863 Calvin Luther Proffit Rachel Proffit VA Wilkes County, NC
9448 Proffit9 March 11, 1863 Alfred N. Proffit Rachel Proffit VA Wilkes County, NC
9451 Proffit10 June 4, 1863 Andrew J. Proffit , Alfred N. Proffit William Proffit , Mary Proffit VA Wilkes County, NC
9452 Proffit11 June 13, 1863 Alfred N. Proffit , Andrew J. Proffit Rachel Proffit , William Proffit , Mary Proffit Fredericksburg, VA Wilkes County, NC
9453 Proffit12 June 24, 1863 Andrew J. Proffit William Proffit Warren County, VA Wilkes County, NC
9454 Proffit13 June 26, 1863 Alfred N. Proffit Rachel Proffit Richmond, VA Wilkes County, NC
9455 Proffit14 July 8, 1863 Alfred N. Proffit Mary Proffit Richmond, VA Wilkes County, NC
9456 Profitt15 August 20, 1863 Alfred N. Proffit Rachel Proffit VA Wilkes County, NC
9457 Proffit16 August 23, 1863 Phillip Walsh Rachel Proffit , Nancy Walsh Danville, VA Wilkes County, NC
9458 Proffit17 September 1, 1863 Alfred N. Proffit William Proffit , Mary Proffit Stanton, VA Wilkes County, NC
9459 Proffit18 September 21, 1863 William Walsh Rachel Proffit VA Wilkes County, NC
9460 Proffit19 October 8, 1863 Andrew J. Proffit , Phillip Walsh William Proffit , Thomas Walsh , Elizabeth Walsh Gordonsville, VA Wilkes County, NC
9461 Proffit20 October 27, 1863 Andrew J. Proffit William Proffit , Mary Proffit Brandy Station, VA Wilkes County, NC
9462 Proffit21 April 2, 1864 Alfred N. Proffit Rachel Proffit Wilkes County, NC
9463 Proffit22 April 30, 1864 Alfred N. Proffit Rachel Proffit Wilkes County, NC
9464 Proffit23 May 6, 1864 Alfred N. Proffit Rachel Proffit Orange Court House, VA Wilkes County, NC
9465 Proffit24 June 11, 1864 Phillip Walsh Rachel Proffit Richmond, VA Wilkes County, NC
9466 Proffit25 June 12, 1864 Alfred N. Proffit William Proffit , Mary Proffit Lynchburg, VA Wilkes County, NC

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