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24 June 1863: “It was said that many marched until they fell dead…”

Item description: Letter, dated 24 June 1863, from Andrew J. Proffit to his father, William Proffit. He discusses troop movements in Virginia and his own health, and mentions the story of a two-headed calf born in Fredericksburg. Item citation: From … 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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