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 his desire to retire from military...
In the letter Clifford asks his father to send money for his tuition and allowance, and he comments on the president and the possible entry of the United States into World War I: "To-day I am eighteen. Just old enough to be shot by the Germans but...
This article from the Birmingham News discusses the role of African American voters in Alabama's upcoming gubernatorial election. It examines the factors that will influence the "power of the Negro vote" in the three-way contest, including voter...
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