During the Civil War, Henry 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 Randolph discusses recent battles, and he...
In the first letter, written February 16, 1943, Finkley praises Governor Sparks for his recent pledge to treat African American citizens fairly: "As a Negro citizen...I offer my congratulations to you for your courageous and democratic pledge,...
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