Letter from Bigbee, William

Soldier: Bigbee, William
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 20th Infantry
Home State: Ohio
Date Written: Wednesday, May 4th, 1864
Location: Jefferson Barracks Mo
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Home, Family, Hospital, Sickness, Western Theater
Dear Brother
I take my pen in hand to answer your welcome letter which came to hand in due time it found me well and I hope that these few lines may find you all the same the wether has been very wet and disagreeable until within last few days it is begining to look like Spring again I got a letter from Wilson and Hiram Last week They was well and was at Cairo I have not heard from my Regiment for some time I donít know where they are I dont ever expect to go back to them again wel Jeff I have got some picturs taken but they are very poor ones but I wil send you one it wont be long until I will be there myself four months I am geting mighty tired of this place I dont care how soon my time is out I was up to town to a big show a couple of weeks ago it plaid the biggest kind that is when I sit four my picturs and I never got them done out I feel wors than tne Devil you must not think that I was drunk for I did not drink any but I was run myself down and I have been asleep all day well I wil have to quit for this time for if you felt as I do you would not write for six month you must write soon.

William H. Bigbee
Jefferson Barracks Mo
Ward H