Comp 33 Ala regt Dec 9 1863
Dear Sister I seat my self
this evening to rite you a fiew
lines to inform you that I
am well at this time hoping these
may come safe to hand & find
you enjoying the same I can
say to you that we have
fell Back from Missionary ridge
& is at Tunnel Hill Georgea we
hade som verry hard fighting Be
fore we left the ridge But
our regt was not in the hard
part of the fight we was
lying off Be hind som Brest
works not near a nuff to do
any shooting that night after
the fight we taken up the
line of march & fell Back
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to ring gall Ga & stade thare [1]
till the yanks com up & then
gave them a Decent floggens
we only lost two men killed &
8 wonded out of the regt Sis
the night Be fore the fight we waded
a creek that was a bout 40 yards
wide the Coldest water you ever
felt in your life they was a Big white
frost on the ground Sis you had
Better recon it was cold the creek
was a bout half thighs Deep &
it was a bout 3 oclock in the
night when we cross Well Sis I want
to See you verry Bad But I dont
no when I will get a chance to
com hom I cant do like Wess &
pervis did Desert I dont want
to see you nor none of the rest
of my People Bad a nuff for that
I think that things will work
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round for me to git a
furloh Between this & next
march if not I will come
home when I Serve my time out
which will Be 12 monts from
next march Sis you mus write
to me ever chance you get I would
a rote to you Sooner But I have
Ben on a march So I couldent
Direct your letters to Tunnel hill
Ga ore to Chattanooga
one & i will get the letters you rite
Give my love & Respects to your father
& mother tell them that I would
Be glad to See them & Be thare
to enjoy my Self a while But
i dont see any chance fore me
Well Sis i will close By Saying
I ever remain your Brother untill
[?] Deth L..W..Bigbie
To his Sister
[page 4]
A fiew lines to will will
I want to see you verry Bad
& Be thare with you to go a
possom hunten with you
& I think if I ever get home
we will have some sport a
ketching som possoms tell Warren [2]
& Timmy that they mus write to
me I have not forgoten thim I
want to See you all & Be with
you if I could But I cant yet
a while Wesley hendrix has
com Back to the Co he ses
he will never Desert any more
I Will close for this time I ever
remain your frind untill Deth
L W Bigbie
William Lewis

  1. Ringgold, GA
  2. Warren and Timothy Lewis, two other brothers
December 9, 1863


Co. G, 33rd Alabama Infantry


Residence (County): 
Dale County, AL
Residence (County): 
Dale County, AL


To State: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Shiloh Peters
Transcription Date: 
April, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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