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...
In the order, issued at the end of the war, Johnston advises the men "to observe faithfully the terms of pacification agreed upon" in order to "secure the comfort of your families and kindred and restore tranquility to our Country." A transcript is...
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