In the letter Hughes describes the recent arrest of Semmes, which he considers to be a violation of the parole that was granted him on April 26,1865. According to the parole, Semmes was "permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the...
In the letter John writes of an American attack on German forces in France, describing the trenches, casualties, prisoners, and battlefield: "Our wounded showed wonderful nerve and good spirit. The Germans too were rather uncomplaining, with a few...
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