In the letter Bolling describes campus activities and promises to do better in school than he had the previous year, despite his busy social life. He also discusses politics in detail, including the presidential election of 1860 and Virginia's...
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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