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...
At the time the letter was written, Bemiss was serving as medical director of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and Cross was an army surgeon. In the letter Bemiss, acting on the orders of General Hood, commands Cross to dismantle the hospital...
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