May 6th 1864
Orang 6th v.a.
R. L Proffit
Dear sister I attempt to
write you in anseer to yours of
3d April I think
I was vary glad to recieve
it and to learn that you ware
all well &c It found me
and A.j. well but on the road
to the battle field.
we left camp (Wednsday) 5th
we reached the field in time
to go in to it the next day (6)
thare was hard fighting all day
the yankes held thare positionn
vary well the next day by then
It was light enough to See
The fired a signal gun and
they then charged and the first
fire the infernal rascals fired
the put it to me I was struck
just a bove the right Eye
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It split me to the Skull a bout
three inches, and you can guess
if I dident git away from thare
I left A.j. thare I have not
heard from him cince
I am now at the hospittal at
orange. my wound dos not
pain me any alltho my eye is
swolen and black I have not
heard from any of the relationn
The fight is still raging we
commensed fighting between
Mine run and chansillars ville
the Keepe mooveing down nearer
Frederickes burg, I under stand
fighting is going on at Drewryes
bluff and near Peeters burg
A.P. Hills Ewels and apart of
Long streets Corps are hear
Baregard and Johnson below
Fredericks burg I will close
these lines leaves me well as [???????]
Dont write untill I write again A.N. Proffit

May 6, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Wilkes County, GA


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Orang 6th v.a."


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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