Chambarazo Hospital July 8th 1863
Wm and Mary Proffit Dear father and Mothr
These lines are to inform you that my
health is good greatly hoping these few
lines may reach you and find you all
well We have it in to days paper that
general Lee has had another great battal
in Pensylvania it is said he capturd
forty thousand prisners and they are on
thare way to Richmond and have refused
to be paroled But on the other hand
it is near as bad on us it was reported hear
this morning that the yankees have
Taken Vixburg which I hope is not
so and I rather think it is so
I will not write mutch now as
I shall leave hear in the morning
I recken I shall go out to Camp
Lee and stay a while I cant tell when
I shall git to Rest
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I have written home twice since I came
hear and got no ansur and as I expect
to leave hear in the morning you
neade not to write hear if you haint
and if you have dont direct any
more hear and I cant tell you whare
to direct So you nedent to
write no more til you hear from
me again
I will Soon close
These lines leaves me well

I remain yours as Ever

A. N. Proffit
Eli Robbards is hear he is not well
I may not write any more soon if I
start on a long march &c

July 8, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Wilkes County, GA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Chimbarazo Hospital"


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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