Tunilhill Ga Dec 25 (63
Dear Wife I this morning take
the oppertunity of riteing you a few
lines this will inform you that I am
in good helth at this time and I
truly hope this will finde you
enjoying the same blessing Mr Collins
got here last night he got my close
through safe but he left my meet
at Marieta where Oin Williams was
he fergot to take it out of the
box and left it I am a going to
try to go after it but it will
take me three or for days to get leave
of absance for 36 hours it takes as
long to git a leave of absance as it
would to git a furlo I am acting
Ordly Sergent at this time and
it is a bald chance to git off but
I think I that I will go GD
Bush has gon home on a furlo and Eli
Hendrex I sent you a letter by both of
them and I rote your Gran pa one and
sent by Eli he past their last Monday
I sepose he has got it by this time I [must?]
tell you some thing a bought my close I was
proud to git them for I needed them my pants
was to small in the waste the next you
make you must make them larger in the waist
and a cross the pockets you have fergot how
large I am I way 160 lbs and is in as good helth
as I ever was in my life but I can wair them
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the rest of my close fit and seuted
me very well the pants is worth 50,0 dollars
here socks and Gloves is worth 7,00 a pair
here I found a knap sack with a good pair
of socks Gloves and a new shirt in it
that some body had throud a way at
the ringone fight that helpt me out [1]
a bought cloths rite smart
I rote to your Gran pa a few days a go
my best love to your Gran pa and mother
and tell your cusin mandy that I
have ritting to her severl times since
I have received an ancer from her she
must rite to me it is cold
wether up here I am a going to try to come
home this winter I will rite you a few
lines by Mr Collins when he goes back
rite to me soon and tell Gran pa and ma
to me I must close for this time you see
my chances for paper I still remain
your Husband till Deth
T T Bigbie
to M J Bigbie
Direct your letter T T Bigbie Co G
in this way 33 Ala Regt
Army of Tenesee

Mr [Whilus?] be pleased to send your team to fort [2]
gains Saturday and you will oblige [your?] the Car will
Come in at five oclock in the evening William Collins

  1. ringone = Ringgold
  2. Note at bottom of page in a different hand
December 25, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Dale County, AL


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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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