In the letter Lee explains that he has been very ill and that he hopes to travel "below Mobile with intention of a restoration of health." He cannot afford the trip, however, so he asks Caller to lend him some money: "I cannot get the necessaries I...
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 expresses gratitude for his...
In the letter John writes of an American attack on German forces in France, describing the trenches, casualties, prisoners, and battlefield: "Our wounded showed wonderful nerve and good spirit. The Germans too were rather uncomplaining, with a few...
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