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 he discusses activities in camp and the health of...
Letter addressed to Governor Miller with no return address. N. Henshaw writes that the Scottsboro Boys should have been burned or skinned, makes veiled references to lynching in mentioning that in the past it "wasn't necessary to tax the state with...
This letter was written while Bob Boykin was in the Army Air Forces during World War II. In it he urges his father to relax and recuperate. Bob appreciates Frank's desire to provide for the family, but he fears that too much work will kill him.
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