Camp Bee Sept the 8, 1861 [1]
Mr A N Proffit dear cosin it is
With grate plesure I take this oppur
tunity of writing you a few Lines
to Let you know that I am Well hoping
When thes Lines comes to hand thay
may find you all Well I havent
eny news of importence to Write to
you More than our co is drilling in
a battry and I Expect we Will take charg
of a battry all of your friends
are Well in camp Except a few cases of
the Messels all of our boys that hav
them are giting Well W. H. and Wm [2]
are as fate as a bar thay Look better
than i evry saw them I am better than
I halv bbin in two years we get plenty
of fresh beef to Eat you Wrote me
When I Was at Worington you said [3]
that C. L. and thomas had bin
corting I Want you to tell them
for me that I Want them to put
that cin back if thay pleas
I Wouldnot it allow it When I Was thare
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I Want to See you all very bad I
thought I Would Come home at christmas
if times Was Still the girls Wrote me
thay were drying fruit to make
pies I told them to fix a pockut
in my over coat a bigon behind
and fill [?up] with aples tarts and I
would come after it we are glad to
hear our folks eny tine Nothing on
Earth could me grater Satisfacting than to
bee With You all I tell you more than
you evry of all kind of news
I want you to write to me soon as
you get this giv my respects to all
in quiring friends and except for
your Self I must close by Say
in ing I remain yours truly
A Walsh
Resolved that the flag of Suthern inde
pendence stand Wavern high over
Evry of Suthern Soil
Resolved that She may Evry flote as
She did at Manasses and betiel
A Walsh
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One day after [?????] [??]
Lewis fork

Lewis Fork N.Carolina

  1. There was apparently more than one Camp Bee in Virginia during the Civil War. This one was probably in the vicinity of Aquia Creek and was named for General Bernard Bee, who was killed at the First Battle of Bull Run.
  2. William H. Proffit and William Walsh of Co. B
  3. probably Warrenton, North Carolina
September 8, 1861


Co. B, 1st NC Inf.


Co. D, 18th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Wilkes County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Note: 
"Lewis Fork N. Carolina"


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrew Albritton
Transcription Date: 
May, 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
June, 2010

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