In the letter the Cherokee leaders express their concerns over relations with the United States: "You are aware of the distressing situation in which our country stands. We are the earlier possessors of the soil which we still retain but where...
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 upcoming troop movements and the...
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