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...
Gaskell served in the 407th U.S. Infantry Regiment during World War II. He received the citation "for gallantry in action against the enemy in Germany on 23 and 24 February 1945." A description of his actions is included.
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