State of va. Warren county June 24 1863
Wm Proffit Dear father I write
you a short note to let you know
where I am & I am doing
I am at an old gentle mans house
by the name of James
we have had another hard march
from Fredericks bur to ward Win –
chester the march was so hard and
the weather so hot that hundreds
give out I marched three days un
til I could go no more they halled
me one day but the ambulances
were so crouded that they broke
part of them down so the doctors
give me apass to shift for my self
I am at a first rate place & can
stay as long as I choose I do not
know when I will be able to go on
but I suppose I will in a week or so
there is nothing the matter more
than I ambroken down, my feat
wory out & my head pains me
right smartly
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All of which make me quite weak
I can say to you that A. N. give out
I was sent back to Culpepper he was
right sick but I hope not dangerous
It was said that many marched
until they fell dead on this march
you need not be uneasy that I will
do that I guess that I have been
some where since I left home
do not be uneasy about me I am
treated as kindly as I would be at
home I would love to hear from you
all again I do not know where to
tell you to write unless you write
as you did before I will write you
again the first chance & let you know
how I am There is a yoong calf in
Fredericks burg with 2 heads 3 years 4 eyes
4 nose holes & 2 mouths there is a sick
georgia soldier here who has seen it & exam
ined it it sucks with either mouth
& it 3d year is between its heads I will
close yours with great respect A.J. Proffit

June 24, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Wilkes County, NC


From State: 
From County: 


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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