Tunilhill Ga Dec 17 (63 [1]
Dear Wife I this evening take
the oppertunity of riting you a
few lines which will inform
you that I am well and I
truly hope thes few lines will
finde you and all of you pa
family enjoying the same
blesing Eli Hendrix is giong
to start home in a few days I
will will rite a few lines by him
Gilman did not bring my
close to me he said that he
enquierd at Wilkesons for them and
that he did not see Carmical so
I have not got them yeat and I am
needing them if you have sent them
to newton you will have to send after
them and send them to me the first
chance that you git William Moss said
that if Gilman did not git them he
would bring them he will start back
back a bought the 12 of January their is
severl gitting to go home Eli has got a
recrute and his is 40 days furlo if you
dont git to send my close before he will bring them
[page 2]
Will rote rote something a bought
comeing to the company tell him that
if he has to go to the ware that I
would be glad to see him come here
if he comes here I can git a 40 day furlo
but he will have to stay if he has to
come he can come back with Eli I would
have ritting to him to come before now but
I [until?] the wethe to beget to git warm
before he come I want to come home mity
bald but I dont want to persuade will
of before he has to go I want him
to use his one plesue tell your pa that
I sent him a pound of pouder by
by Wm Moss and I forgot to say any thing
a bought it in the letter with the instructions
to give it to Mr [Harden?] if he has not
got it he can go and git it I will send
him some caps and I want him to have [2]
me a dride venson ham when I come home
or send Me one I will not rite any more news
with out I had something better than
I have to rite rite to me soon I still
remain your husband T T Bigbie

  1. this letter was likely mailed with the previous one
  2. caps = percussion caps
December 17, 1863


Co. G, 33rd Alabama Infantry
Private, Sergeant
Residence (County): 
Dale County, AL


Residence (County): 
Dale County, AL


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

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