Stanton Hospital va. Aug 20 1863
R. L. Proffit Dear Sister these
lines are to inform you that I am yet
in the hospital I should have been gon to
my Regt before now but since I last
wrote you I have had a vary savear
attact of disintary which weakened me
vary mutch but I am now over it
and tolearble Stout my stomache is
very good and I have lots to eat and that
is good I have milch 3 times a day and
butter and molases once and all sorts
of vegetables &c Sis I am the loansomest
chicken you ever saw no pirson to stay
with or talk with of my acquaints
I walk the streets of those long eavenings
by my self no person to commucate
my thoughts to I haft take it out in
Studding I oftimes think of my native [1]
home and the many pleashurs I have
injoyed with my friends and long to
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see the time rowl round when I can again

meat my friends again in peace at home
this day 12 months ago I taken my leaf of
home the time has passed of fast but I have
sean hard times since I saw you
I would like to see you all the best of all
things and I think I will get a furlough this
fawl and come home I am quite anxious
to hear from you all but thare is no chance
now I have been gon from the Regt 2 monthes
and I have not heard from home since
I should like to know how times are
now in wilkes &c as I have no news to writ
I will close give my love to P & M. and all
my friends and except the same your self &c
These lines leaves me tolearble well
and I truley hope they may find you all
well &c
I remain as ever yours &c

A.N. Proffit

  1. studying
August 20, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Wilkes County, GA


From State: 
From Note: 
"Stanton Hospital"--likely Richmond


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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