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 first letter he writes his oldest son, giving him advice...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses clothing he has received and more that he and other men will need; weather and conditions in camp; nearby fighting; his duties as an escort ("It is one...
In the letter Rucker writes about his long friendship with Barnett: "You don't know, my dear friend, how much pleasure it gives me to bear testimony to your fidelity and courage as a Confederate Soldier. You were nearer to me, some how or other,...
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