August 3rd 1864 8 miles below
Richmond v.a. in line of battle
R.L. Proffit Dear Sister
I again write you not in anseer
to aletter from you for
I have not seen a letter from
you or any other friend in
Wilkes in 3 monthes and you
can guess wheather I want to
hear or not I know I wrot
for you not to Start aletter to
me sevrel times and wrote to
Start some if they ware started
I never got any of them
But I hope to git one soon
when I got to the Regt they ware
ingaged in a heavy Skirmish
which turned out to be a charge
we drove them back with a vary
small loss &c &c
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We are not on the line injoying
our selves fine we draw plenty to
eat and have nuthing to do but
cook and eat, I of course
dont git as good things hear as
at the Hospt but I have plenty
Sutch as it is John is
hear Linzy is gon to the hospt
Rufus Robberds and Jesse
are prisnors P.W. was slightly
wounded and sent to the Hospt
I have not heard from any of the
rest of the
Write soon and let your letter
contain a bout 7 sheats for loss
time, in full of crops fruit
garden health &c of Elizabeth &c
Tell the Walshes to writ me if
they are my friends, &c In good health
I am yours As ever A.N. Proffit

August 3, 1864


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


Residence (County): 
Wilkes County, GA


From State: 
From Note: 
"8 miles below Richmond v.a. in line of battle"


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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