Richmond V.a. June 12, 1862
MrS C. L. & A. N. Proffit [1]
Dear cousines
I Seat My Self for the purpose of writing you afew Lines
in answer to yours which reached me this Ev
you of corce Love to hear from our army at
Every point but I can Not gave you a Strate Acc
ount of them only at Somes points the army is
all rite hear and our army in Western V.a.
is rite thare old Stone Wall Jackson has Whiped
out the yankees thare and got Lots of prisners also
Lots of Amunition comisaries stores & Munitions
of ware camp Equipage &c &c our forses halv falen
back from corinth the yankees are reported to
halv falen back hear there fiting going on at
Charlstown S.C. this is the News in to days
dispach it is rumerd hear that our reg. is
orderd away from hear I do Not know and
I dont care if it is for the Strong Limstone
Warter is Not good for No 1 We halv plenty
to Eat and Ware but our rashones of whis
key is quite Small we got a dram the other
Morning is the second drop I hav had since I Saw you only a Little in [?????]
[page 2]
I think peace will bemaid shortly it is the
oppniion of pretty Near all the people and the yanke
es to those who halv bin taken prisners there is
Not one Soldier that Would care how quick
I had the plasure of seeing our Noble president
Some few days ago I Nead Not try to gave you
a discription of him if you Will Look at a
postedg Stamp he is fully pictured thare also
gen Lee & Longstreet gen hill of N.C. homes & cobb
these generals Make a booly apearanc
I had Like to halv forgoten to ask you if
you got them postedg stamps I sent you
or Not pleas Write soon Excuse bad
spelling writing &c
Write soon and
gave all the
News &
No more at present
but Ever remens
your true
A. Walsh
[written in some of the blank space of page 2]
Mr A Walsh
Esp yours of
the 12, June is
at hand which
did not fail to
give a resonable
quantity of
your folks are
all write
on the [?o??] [2]

  1. Misters
  2. Alfred Walsh was killed two weeks later at the Battle of Malvern Hill
June 12, 1862


Co. B, 1st NC Inf.


Co. H, 13th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Wilkes County, GA
Co. D, 18th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Wilkes County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Not Listed

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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