The letter gives details about family members, the education of the Haynes children, and economic difficulties. The writers also discuss views on slavery: "Your intimations in your last letter relative to your ever saying anything to me or us, upon...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter Goldthwaite discusses Semple's application to be...
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