Tag Archives: William Proffit

8 May 1863: “I have just passed through another of the bloodiest battles of the war.”

Item Description:  Letter, dated 8 May 1863, from Corporal William H. Proffit to his parents.  In this letter Cpl. Proffit provides some details of the the bloody battle on the Rappahannock River, as well as gives an account of the … Continue reading

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28 March 1863: “I drop you a few lines to give you the sad news that brother Calvin is dead.”

Item Description: Letter, dated 28 March 1863, from Corporal William H. Proffit during his service in the Wilkes Valley Guards (Company B, 1st North Carolina Regiment).  In this letter Cpl. Proffit informs his family of the death of his brother, … Continue reading

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