Tag Archives: 18th Regiment North Carolina Troops

1 September 1864: “We have lots of fun along the lines.”

Item Description: Letter, 1 September 1864, from Alfred N. Proffit, private in Company D, 18th Regiment N.C. Troops to his sister and cousin. Item Citation: From folder 4 in the Proffit Family Papers, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of … Continue reading

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01 June 1863: “instead of belonging to Massa John Brown, they now belong to Massa Uncle Sam”

Item: news article, New York Herald, 1 June 1863, page 5, column 1. Transcription: NEWS FROM NORTH CAROLINA. Progress of the Negro Enlistments. Important Order on the Subject from Major General Foster, &c., &c., &c. Correspondence of Mr. Samuel R. … Continue reading

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15 May 1863: “I am sorry to inform you that I unfortunately fell into the hands of the enemy on Sunday the 3rd inst.”

Item description: Letter, 15 May 1863, from Corporal Andrew J. Proffit to his father, William Proffit of Wilkes County, N.C., in which the son described his unsuccessful attempt to protect the North Carolina 18th Regiment’s colors (and himself) from capture … Continue reading

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22 September 1862: “We lay all day next day behind a fense exposed to their sharp shooters & A.W. Dunkin was shot through the thigh.”

Item description: Letter, 22 September 1862, from Andrew J. Proffit, private in Company D, 18th Regiment N.C. Troops to his parents in Lewis Fork, Wilkes County, N.C. Andrew J. Proffit and his brother Alfred were conscripted into the Confederate Army … Continue reading

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